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Fort Pearsall 1754

 
 
Fort Pearsall Marker at Indian Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, circa 2001
1. Fort Pearsall Marker at Indian Mound Cemetery
Inscription. “Fort Pearsall was on or in view of this site.” Job Pearsall built a fort as protection against the Indians in 1754 on Lot 16, granted by Fairfax in 1749 containing 323 acres, including part of Indian Mound Cemetery. On May 14, 1756, Gen. Washington assigned 45 men and 5 officers and later 94 soldiers to defend Pearsallís fort during the French and Indian War.
 
Location. 39° 20.584′ N, 78° 46.006′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 50) and School Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the Indian Mound Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Mound (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Romney in 1861–1865 / “Stonewall” Jackson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Literary Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hampshire County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Romney / Early Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hampshire County World War I Memorial
Fort Pearsall 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
2. Fort Pearsall 1754 Marker
The marker was refurbished in 2009.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackson's Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Engagement at Romney (approx. ĺ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
Also see . . .  Pearsallís on the South Branch. (Submitted on August 16, 2007, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Fort Pearsall 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
3. Fort Pearsall 1754 Marker
Indian Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, 2001
4. Indian Mound Cemetery
View from the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 27, 2009
5. View from the Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2007, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,194 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 16, 2007, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 16, 2007, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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