Capon Bridge in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected by State of West Virginia.
Location. 39° 17.894′ N, 78° 26.172′ W. Marker is in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on U.S. 50, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is about 100 yards west of bridge over Cacapon River. Marker is in this post office area: Capon Bridge WV 26711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northwestern Turnpike (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 2˝ miles away in Virginia); Hampshire County / Virginia (approx. 5.7 miles away); Willa Cather Birthplace (approx. 6.4 miles away in Virginia); Fight at Bloomery Gap Willow Shade (approx. 7.1 miles away in Virginia); “Caudy’s Castle” (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bloomery Iron Furnace / Bloomery Gap Skirmish (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Regarding Fort Edwards. Fort Edwards was one of a string of forts on the western frontier commanded by Col. George Washington during the French and Indian War. For a detailed history, see the link to the Fort Edwards Foundation below. The site of the fort itself is about a half mile from the marker. To get there, take the next right (going west) after the marker. The site, managed by the Fort Edwards Foundation, is on the right.
Also see . . . Fort Edwards Foundation. A Colonial Settler's Home and a French and Indian War Fort on the Virginia Frontier (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Daniel Morgan, George Washington
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Heroes • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,459 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2008, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.