John Powers' Fort
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 39° 16.905 W 080° 15.472
17S E 564007 N 4348305
John Powers, 1771
Waymark Code: WMTYT
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 30

On Simpson Creek is site of fort built by John Powers, 1771. Nearby is grave of Col. Benjamin Wilson, soldier and settler. Here lived Joseph Johnson, only Virginia governor from west of Alleghenies; first elected by popular vote.
Marker Title: John Powers' Fort

Marker Location: US 50 in Bridgeport

County or Independent City: Harrison

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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