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Bethany in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethany / Rice's Fort

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
1. Bethany Marker
Inscription. Side A
Bethany
Bethany College, established here in 1840, oldest school of college rank in State. The home and the study of Alexander Campbell, founder, are here. Prof. A. E. Dolbear here perfected parts of the telephone, which Bell used.

Side B
Rice's Fort
Near here stood the frontier outpost built by Abraham and Daniel Rice on Buffalo Creek. In September, 1782, its little garrison of six men repulsed an attack of 100 Indians, who had just been defeated in an assault on Fort Henry, Wheeling.
 
Location. 40° 12.31′ N, 80° 33.445′ W. Marker is in Bethany, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Route 67) and Fairway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethany WV 26032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delta Tau Delta Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Renner Union - Bethany House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethany / Bethany College (approx. 0.4 miles
Rice's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
2. Rice's Fort Marker
away); Campbell Cemetery (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Alexander Campbell (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Campbell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Archibald McLean (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethany.
 
Also see . . .  Bethany West Virginia. (Submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Bethany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
3. Bethany Marker
Rice's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 26, 2014
4. Rice's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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