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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Capon Bridge, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Hampshire County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hampshire County, WV (76) Grant County, WV (32) Hardy County, WV (43) Mineral County, WV (65) Morgan County, WV (109) Allegany County, MD (292) Frederick County, VA (209)  HampshireCounty(76) Hampshire County (76)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  HardyCounty(43) Hardy County (43)  MineralCounty(65) Mineral County (65)  MorganCounty(109) Morgan County (109)  AlleganyCountyMaryland(292) Allegany County (292)  FrederickCountyVirginia(209) Frederick County (209)
Romney is the county seat for Hampshire County
Capon Bridge is in Hampshire County
      Hampshire County (76)  
ADJACENT TO HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
      Grant County (32)  
      Hardy County (43)  
      Mineral County (65)  
      Morgan County (109)  
      Allegany County, Maryland (292)  
      Frederick County, Virginia (209)  
 
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1West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Edward's Fort Stockade ReplicaPreserving Our Colonial Heritage — The Fort Edwards Foundation —
This structure replicates the original fortress stockade, erected nearby in late 1755 by early Cacapehon Valley settler, Joseph Edwards. On his homestead, the fortress encompassed Edwards's house, barn, outbuildings, and a spring. The original . . . Map (db m167033) HM
2West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Fort Edwards
Troops from this fort under Captain Mercer were ambushed in 1756 and many were killed. The French and Indians later attacked the fort but the garrison, aided by Daniel Morgan and other frontiersmen, repulsed the assault.Map (db m4556) HM
3West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Forts in Col. George Washington's Chain of Forts Guarding the Eighteenth Century Virginia Froniter
War Comes to the Frontier It took over one hundred years from the time that European settlers first began to build Jamestown until Governor Spotswood and his Knights of the Golden Horseshoe stood on the Blue Ridge Mountains and gazed . . . Map (db m150674) HM
4West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Gen. Braddock is Defeated
The British were not about to give up their claims to the western lands. In 1755 King George II sent Gen. Edward Braddock to America with orders to defeat the French. He brought two regiments of regular British soldiers. He also brought cannons . . . Map (db m203681) HM
5West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — In Memory
In memory of Lester Nesselrodt WWII Forest Nesselrodt KoreaMap (db m150667) WM
6West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — My Dream
Last night I had a dream the world was seen in an everlasting peace, The world I saw was a beautiful world, for all war had finally ceased. I dreamed the suppression had learned its lesson, as well as had tyranny, All men treated . . . Map (db m150669) WM
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7West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Northwestern Turnpike
In 1784, Washington proposed the Northwestern Turnpike as an all-Virginia route to the Ohio. Authorized in 1827 and started in 1831, it remains a monument to the skill of its engineers, Charles Shaw and Colonel Claudius Crozet.Map (db m4623) HM
8West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Soldiers and Settlers
In memory of the soldiers and settlers who lost their lives in Hampshire County during the French and Indian War Dedicated by the Fort Edwards Foundation June 26, 2004 as part of our commemoration of the founding of Hampshire County . . . Map (db m150670) WM
9West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — Some French and Indian War Incidents in Hampshire County
1. A Road to War When London decided to send Gen. Edward Braddock to the colonies to take over the confrontation with the French, they set in motion events that would lead to a very bloody war on the colonial frontier. Braddock arrived with . . . Map (db m167147) HM
10West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — The Fort Comes and Goes
Continent of Conflict By the mid 1700s the British realized that the French had set up trading posts throughout the heart of North America by traversing the Mississippi River and in tributary and by exploring the Great Lakes. The English . . . Map (db m203988) HM
11West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — The Ken Edmonds Memorial Heritage TrailPreserving Our Colonial Heritage — The Fort Edwards Foundation —
This walking trail, opened on June 25, 2011, is dedicated to the life and memory of Kenneth Edmonds, a principal founding member and first president of The Fort Edwards Foundation in 1995. Ken, a retired businessman, artist, neighbor and friend, . . . Map (db m150671) HM
12West Virginia (Hampshire County), Capon Bridge — United States Navy Recruiting Aids Facility
United States Navy Recruiting Aids Facility Fallsway & Monument Sts. Baltimore 2, MD. [Lower plaque:] Donated To Capon Bridge Post 137 Of the American Legion By The United States Navy Dedicated To The Veterans . . . Map (db m150666) HM WM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022