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Follansbee in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Decker

 
 
Fort Decker Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
1. Fort Decker Marker
Inscription. John Decker built a fort of logs and stone on a site just north of State St. near Ohio River, 1774. Leaden bullets and arrowheads found here on the river bank signify Native American attack on the fort from Mingo Island.
 
Erected 2005 by City of Follansbee and West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 40° 19.432′ N, 80° 35.708′ W. Marker is in Follansbee, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Mahan Park, on Main Street between State and Broad Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Follansbee WV 26037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington Crossing, 1770 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 2.5 miles away in Ohio); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); This Old Federal Land Office (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); Fort Steuben (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); Federal Land Office
Fort Decker Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2009
2. Fort Decker Marker
Looking north along Main Street.
(approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); Edwin McMasters Stanton (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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