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Near Maidsville in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Martin

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
1. Fort Martin Marker
Inscription. Fort Martin was built in 1769 by Colonel Charles Martin. Three settlers were killed and seven captured near the fort in 1779. At the Methodist Episcopal Church here Bishop Francis Asbury preached in 1784.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 39° 42.914′ N, 79° 56.892′ W. Marker is near Maidsville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Fort Martin Road (County Route 53) just south of the Pennsylvania state line, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maidsville WV 26541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Martin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 2 miles away); West Virginia / Pennsylvania (approx. 2 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 2.4 miles away); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 2.4 miles away); Albert Gallatin (approx. 3.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Joseph Snider (approx. 3.5 miles away); 201st Infantry/ Field Artillery (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
2. Fort Martin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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