Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 45.079 W 081° 08.864
17S E 486985 N 4178233
Quick Description: A sign noting an ancient stone fortification.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2017 6:19:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMVVXW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification

The ancient fortification in a bend of Beaver Creek was first surveyed by Alfred Beckley in 1837. Isaac Craig mapped it a year later and estimated then~fallen stone walls were 7 feet thick and 6 feet high. The walls of large enclosure, with design similar to Middle Woodland era "forts" are now gone and only trace archeological evidence links early Native Americas to the site.
Marker Number: none on marker

Marker Title: Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification

Marker Location: RT 19

County or Independent City: Raleigh County

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2016

Web Site: Not listed

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