Near Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 1
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antietam Campaign War Department Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 25.668′ N, 77° 46.728′ W. Marker is near Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (County Route 17/1) and Trough Road (County Route 31/1), on the left when traveling west on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Botelerís Ford Tablet B. F. 3 (here, next to this marker); Pack Horse Ford Packhorse Ford (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland); In Honor of James Rumsey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ferry Hill Place (approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland); Blackfordís Ford (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); Swearingenís Ferry and Pack Horse Ford (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); The James Rumsey Bridge / The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
More about this marker. This is one of two remaining War Department Tablets placed at Botelerís Ford. Three others have been removed from the site. The title of this tablet is based on secondary sources. Some also cite this tablet as "Blackford Ford No. 1."
Also see . . . Discussion of War Department Tablets and Markers. Specific to the Antietam battlefield, but explains the research, politics, and methods involved. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,094 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.