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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis and Clark

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, August 11, 2007
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription. Meriwether Lewis arrived here on 7 September 1803 on first leg of trip to explore and study lands, natural features and resources, waterways, and animal life of West. Noted Fort Henry, procured second pirogue to transport supplies, picked up goods hauled from Pittsburgh and wrote to President Jefferson. Rested here 8 September and departed the following day down the Ohio River.
 
Erected 2000 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.933′ N, 80° 43.425′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on 14th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Reuther (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Walter Reuther (about 300 feet away); Wheeling -- "a pretty considerable Village" (about 700 feet away); Wheeling Wharf (about 800 feet away);
Marker can be seen in the distance at the corner of Main and 14th streets. image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, August 11, 2007
2. Marker can be seen in the distance at the corner of Main and 14th streets.
Parking garage is next to the marker.
Old Custom House (about 800 feet away); Washington Hall (about 800 feet away); Wheeling Post No. 1 (about 800 feet away); The First Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark. Shows the approximate trail Lewis and Clark traveled, history, and journals. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.) 

2. Meriwether Lewis letter to President Thomas Jefferson. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
3. Meriwether Lewis’ grave. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
4. William Clark’s grave. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesHeroesNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,636 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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