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Near Beaver in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification

 
 
Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 8, 2017
1. Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification Marker
Inscription. The ancient fortification in a bend of Beaver Creek was first surveyed by Alfred Beckley in 1837. Isaac Craig mapped it a year later and estimated then~fallen stone walls were 7 feet thick and 6 feet high. The walls of large enclosure, with design similar to Middle Woodland era "forts" are now gone and only trace archeological evidence links early Native Americans to the site.
 
Erected 2016 by Raleigh County Historical Society; West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 45.092′ N, 81° 8.869′ W. Marker is near Beaver, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Ritter Drive (West Virginia Route 19) and Blue Jay Drive, on the right when traveling south on Ritter Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver WV 25813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildwood (approx. 2 miles away); Pinecrest Sanitarium (approx. 2 miles away); Eccles Mine Explosions (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Attar Center (approx. 2.9 miles away); Civil War Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grandview Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Beckley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Superintendent's House (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 8, 2017
2. Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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