A Student of History

February 16, 2012

West Virginia Forts & Frontier Archaeology

Filed under: Early America,Historic Places,Wars — John Maass @ 10:17 am

Very interesting lecture in the Fall I may try to attend at Prickett’s Fort State Park (http://prickettsfort.org/):

Archaeologists Stephen and Kim McBride will give a general overview at 2:00 p.m. of forts within the defensive system of the French & Indian War, Lord Dunmore’s War, and the Revolutionary War, present some guidelines for research on forts, and present results of research on variations on the physical structure of forts, with more detailed examples from the Greenbrier Valley. Contact: Melissa May, 304-363-3030

The original fort was built at the confluence of Pricketts Creek and the Monongahela River in 1774, and provided a place of refuge from Indian attack for early settlers to the area. In addition to the reconstructed Fort, the state park features the Job Prickett House, built in 1859. The site is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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