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Near Cameron in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Beeler

 
 
Fort Beeler Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
1. Fort Beeler Marker
Inscription. Site of Indian fort built in 1779 on land of George Beeler. In 1782, an attack of Mohawk and Shawnee Indians was repulsed by its defenders, among whom were Martin and Lewis Wetzel, the celebrated scouts and Indian fighters.
 
Location. 39° 53.05′ N, 80° 35.4′ W. Marker is near Cameron, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on U.S. 250 south of Middle Grave Creek Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cameron WV 26033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cameron City Pool (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Wetzel (approx. 5˝ miles away); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. 8.4 miles away); Ryerson's Blockhouse (approx. 8˝ miles away in Pennsylvania); Grave Creek Mound (approx. 8˝ miles away); Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (approx. 8.6 miles away); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (approx. 8.6 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Marker and Beeler Station Christian Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
2. Marker and Beeler Station Christian Church
Marker is across the road from Beeler Station Christian Church, which was founded in 1826.
 
Also see . . .  Attack at Beeler Station. pages from the 1939 book The Life and Times of Lewis Wetzel by C. B. Allman. “The chiefs rode towards the fort side by side. They stopped to dismount, when a rifle cracked and one of them fell dead. It was Lewis Wetzel’s reply to intended negotiations. Himself safe behind the walls he again played the game according to the simple rules that he knew. The Indians were furious and stormed the place. They tried to dig under the walls. . . ” (Submitted on July 25, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,056 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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