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Near Maidsville in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Martin

 
 
Fort Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
1. Fort Martin Marker
Inscription. Seven hundred feet east of this marker is the site of Martins Fort built in 1773 for the protection against the Indians and British. Here in 1779 three settlers were killed and seven were captured by the Indians.
 
Erected 1929 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonel John Evans Chapter.
 
Location. 39° 42.975′ N, 79° 56.87′ W. Marker is near Maidsville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Fort Martin Road 0.9 miles north of Seece Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maidsville WV 26541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Martin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 2 miles away); West Virginia / Pennsylvania (approx. 2 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 2.4 miles away); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 2.4 miles away); Albert Gallatin (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Joseph Snider (approx. 3 miles away); Monongahela River (approx. 4.2 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Fort Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 19, 2017
2. Fort Martin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 137 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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