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McMechen in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forman Massacre

 
 
Forman Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
1. Forman Massacre Marker
Inscription. In the "Narrows," September 27, 1777, Capt. Wm. Forman (Foreman) and his Hampshire County troops were ambushed by Indians; 21 were killed. They had joined Fort Henry garrison, located on the Ohio at Wheeling to protect western settlements.
 
Erected 2002 by The West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 58.703′ N, 80° 43.896′ W. Marker is in McMechen, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and 21st Street when traveling north on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McMechen WV 26040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foreman Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Harriet B. Jones (approx. 2 miles away); Benwood Mine Disaster (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Great Stone Viaduct (approx. 2.4 miles away in Ohio); Imperial Glass (approx. 2.5 miles away in Ohio); Willow Grove Mine (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); Colonel John H. Sullivan (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio); War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away in Ohio).
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Forman Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
2. Forman Massacre Marker
Forman Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
3. Forman Massacre Marker
& the DAR "Foreman Massacre" marker
Nearby "Welcome to McMechen" sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 30, 2013
4. Nearby "Welcome to McMechen" sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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