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Ridgley in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Sellers

 
 
Fort Sellers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
1. Fort Sellers Marker
Inscription. On land Washington surveyed for Elias Sellers in 1748 stood this fort, important link in system of frontier defenses. It was garrisoned by an officer and thirty men and withstood several attacks by the Indians.
 
Location. 39° 34.548′ N, 78° 47.407′ W. Marker is in Ridgley, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on Short Gap Highway (West Virginia Route 956) 0.1 miles north of Furnace Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeley WV 26753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brady's Crossing (approx. 2.4 miles away in Maryland); Jane Frazier (approx. 4˝ miles away in Maryland); “Spendelow Camp” (approx. 4˝ miles away in Maryland); Fort Ashby (approx. 5.1 miles away); American Discovery Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Braddock's Road" (was approx. 5.1 miles away in Maryland but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Fort Ashby (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Ohio (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNotable Persons
 
Fort Sellers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Fort Sellers Marker
Site of Fort Sellers image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 28, 2009
3. Site of Fort Sellers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 794 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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