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

Triadelphia

 
 
Triadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Triadelphia Marker
Inscription. Named for three friends. Near this spot, on Middle Wheeling Creek, Jonathan Link built a blockhouse in 1780. Next year a band of 20 Indians killed Link and two companions and captured and tomahawked Presley Peak and William Hawkins.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 40° 3.184′ N, 80° 37.657′ W. Marker is in Triadelphia, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Chapel Mill Road (Local Route 8), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in front of City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Triadelphia WV 26059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elm Grove Stone Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monument Place (approx. 1.8 miles away); Forks of Wheeling Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Roney’s Point (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jesse Lee Reno (approx. 2.2 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); State’s Birthplace (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Madonna of the Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. A blockhouse is a sturdy fortified building
Marker in Front of City Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Marker in Front of City Hall
designed with ports for defensive firing and observation.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Triadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2014
3. Triadelphia Marker
To the left of the other Triadelphia marker
Triadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2014
4. Triadelphia Marker
To the left of the other Triadelphia marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,563 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on April 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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