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Bridgeport in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Powers’ Fort

 
 
John Powers' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 29, 2007
1. John Powers' Fort Marker
Inscription. On Simpson Creek is the site of fort built by John Powers, 1771. Nearby is grave of Col. Benjamin Wilson, soldier and settler. Here lived Joseph Johnson, only Virgina governor from west of Alleghenies; first elected by popular vote.
 
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 16.904′ N, 80° 15.472′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 West Main Street, Bridgeport WV 26330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgeport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpson Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Towers School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Northwest Academy (approx. 4.3 miles away); "Stonewall" Jackson (approx. 4.4 miles away); Union Meetings (approx. 4.4 miles away); Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); U.S.S. West Virginia Bow Flag Staff (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Short Biography of Benjamin Wilson. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
John Powers' Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 29, 2007
2. John Powers' Fort Marker

2. Short Biography of Joseph Johnson. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,668 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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