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Fort Wright in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Mitchel

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
1. Fort Mitchel Marker
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Inscription. Near here stood old Ft. Mitchel, erected Oct., 1861. Scene of several skirmishes between CSA forces under Gen. Henry Heth and USA troops under Gen. Lew Wallace Sept., 1862. Major anchor in a line of seven forts defending Cincinnati. They ran along hills around Covington about 10 miles, from Bromley, on river to west, east to river near Ft. Thomas.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 546.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 3.43′ N, 84° 32.651′ W. Marker is in Fort Wright, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Dixie Highway (U.S. 42) south of Rivard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the driveway to Heritage Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 Dixie Hwy, Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Major League Baseball (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert L. Surtees (approx. 2.3 miles away); Casper Ottens House
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
2. Fort Mitchel Marker
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Covington Blue Sox (approx. 2.9 miles away); First City Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); John A. Roebling Bridge (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 12, 2014
3. Fort Mitchel Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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