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Ridgeley in Mineral County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Ohio

 
 
Fort Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2013
1. Fort Ohio Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1750 the Ohio Company of Virginia erected a fortified storehouse known as Fort Ohio or the New Store. It served as protection and the center of commerce for this area, called Wills Creek until 1755, when Fort Cumberland, across the Potomac River in Maryland, was completed.
 
Erected 2007 by Citizens & Businessís/Ridgeley Area, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 38.879′ N, 78° 45.983′ W. Marker is in Ridgeley, West Virginia, in Mineral County. Marker is on Bridge Street (Alternate West Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeley WV 26753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland Gateway Westward (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line in Maryland); Our Local Indian Heritage (about 500 feet away in Maryland); Palisado Fort or Stockade (about 600 feet away in Maryland); Col. Joshua Fry (about 700 feet away in Maryland); The Old National Pike (about 700 feet away in Maryland); George Washington at Willís Creek
Bridge St (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2013
2. Bridge St (facing south)
(about 700 feet away in Maryland); Headquarters of George Washington (about 700 feet away in Maryland); Where the Road Began (about 800 feet away in Maryland).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Bridge St (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2013
3. Bridge St (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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