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Mineral County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2006
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West Virginia (Mineral County), Blaine — Mineral County / State of Maryland
Mineral County. Formed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for its great mineral deposits. In Mineral County, Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington’s orders. State of . . . — Map (db m717) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Elk Garden — Dr. John Green
One fourth of a mile south is the grave of Dr. John Green, first resident doctor in Mineral County, 1832–73. Born in Bolton, England, November 13, 1798; came to Virginia in May, 1827, after serving as medic in Battle of Waterloo. Died Dec. 21, . . . — Map (db m93932) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Elk Garden — Mineral County / Grant County
(West Side):Mineral CountyFormed from Hampshire in 1866. Named for its great mineral deposits. In Mineral County is Fort Ashby, the only standing unit in the chain of frontier forts which were built in 1755 under Washington's orders. . . . — Map (db m34570) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Fort Ashby — American Discovery TrailThe nation's first coast-to-coast non-motorized recreation trail
What is the American Discovery Trail? The American Discovery Trail (ADT) is a project administered by the American Discovery Trail society to develop our nation's first coast-to-coast, multi-use hiking trail. It connects people to large cities, . . . — Map (db m19342) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Fort Ashby — Fort Ashby
Erected in 1755 by Lieut. John Bacon under orders from George Washington and garrisoned with twenty-one men. Lieut. Robert Rutherford, with company of Rangers, was defeated here, August, 1756, by the French and Indians. Fort was named for Col. John . . . — Map (db m19340) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Fort Ashby — Fort Ashby
Fort Ashby, one in the chain of Indian forts built by George Washington, 1755. sharp fighting here 1756. in 1794, troops under Gen. Daniel Morgan camped here on their way to suppress Whiskey Rebellion. Fort restored by W.P.A., 1939. — Map (db m19341) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Keyser — Keyser / Averell’s Raid
Keyser. Between 1861–1865, Keyser, then New Creek, was sought by the North and South. It changed hands fourteen times. Fort Fuller, where Potomac State Collect stands, was supported by a series of forts girding the town. Averell’s . . . — Map (db m32832) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Keyser — Keyser / Averell’s Raid
Keyser. Between 1861–1865, Keyser, then New Creek, was sought by the North and South. It changed hands fourteen times. Fort Fuller, where Potomac State Collect stands, was supported by a series of forts girding the town. Averell’s . . . — Map (db m32836) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Keyser — Potomac State College
Chartered, Feb. 15, 1901, as Keyser Preparatory Branch of West Virginia University. Became Potomac State School, 1921; Potomac State School of West Virginia University, 1935; Potomac State (junior) College, West Virginia University, 1953. — Map (db m36837) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Keyser — Washington’s Host
At Reese’s Mill, ruins of the home of Abraham Johnson, who entertained George Washington and surveying party in 1748. Johnson appeared in Patterson Creek Valley between 1735 and 1740 and in 1750 became an official of the Ohio Company. — Map (db m94023) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), New Creek — Claysville United Methodist Church
Congregation was organized in 1849. The church, constructed in 1850 of lumber produced on a water-powered sawmill and furnished with seats of chestnut, hand finished, is in an excellent state of preservation. It was first used as a combined church, . . . — Map (db m36836) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), New Creek — Nancy Hanks
This tablet marks the site of the cabin where Nancy Hanks Lincoln’s Mother was born 1782 — Map (db m15323) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Piedmont — Don Redman
Born in Piedmont on July 29, 1900. Began playing trumpet at age three; learned to play all wind instruments by age twelve. Graduated from Storer College in 1920. First great arranger in jazz; internationally known as “The Little Giant of . . . — Map (db m32825) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Piedmont — Mayo and Savage
Near here, William Mayo, Thomas Savage, and party spent the winter of 1736 on their expedition for the British King to determine the head waters of the Potomac River and fix the boundary between Maryland and the lands of Lord Fairfax. — Map (db m93934) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Ridgeley — Fort Ohio
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 . . . — Map (db m67205) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Ridgeville — Vandiver - Trout - Clause House
Located on a 1766 Fairfax grant and site of a former blockhouse. Built by John Vandiver in early 19th century; soon operated as an ordinary. Henry Trout purchased the house in 1869, repairing damage done during the Civil War. In the latter . . . — Map (db m92756) HM
West Virginia (Mineral County), Ridgley — Fort Sellers
On land Washington surveyed for Elias Sellers in 1748 stood this fort, important link in system of frontier defenses. It was garrisoned by an officer and thirty men and withstood several attacks by the Indians. — Map (db m19338) HM

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