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Near Alta in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Donnally / Border Heroes

 
 
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By Roger Miller, April 15, 2018
1. Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker
Inscription. Built by Andrew Donnally a few mile north about 1771. Attack on this fort by 200 Indians in 1778 was second most important frontier engagement in the state. Fort was relieved by force under Col. John Stuart.

Before the Fort Donnally attack, settlements had been warned by Philip Hammond and John Pryor, scouts at Point Pleasant, who, made up as Indians by Nonhelema, the sister of Cornstalk, passed and outran the Indians.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 37° 52.273′ N, 80° 30.176′ W. Marker is near Alta, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and Raders Valley Road, on the left when traveling south on Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury WV 24916, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Tuckwiller's Hill (approx. 3.8 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 5.1 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lewisburg

Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, April 15, 2018
2. Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Confederate Cemetery / The Civil War (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is identical to another marker approximately 2.2 miles away.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, April 15, 2018
3. Fort Donnally / Border Heroes Marker - Wide View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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