Fort Henry

Fort Henry (HM1CLB)

Location: Wheeling, WV 26003 Ohio County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 4.159', W 80° 43.499'

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"The Bloody Year of the Three Sevens"

— Wheeling National Heritage Area —

Planned by General George Rogers Clarke and constructed in 1774 by Wheeling settlers, Fort Henry withstood a number of sieges. The first major battle was during the Revolutionary War in September 1777 when the British led 300 Wyandot, Mingo, and Shawnee Indians against the settlement. Originally called Fort Fincastle, the fort was later named Fort Henry in honor of the famous patriot Patrick Henry. The fort was located on the hill in what is now the 1000 block of Main Street.

The Wheeling National Heritage Area preserves and celebrates the city's dramatic setting, resources, and history, including its role as the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War.

A National Heritage Area is a part of our county's landscape that has been recognized by the United States Congress for its unique contribution to the American Experience.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 523451 N 4435486
Decimal Degrees40.06931667, -80.72498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.159', W 80° 43.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 9.54" N, 80° 43' 29.94" W
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Area Code(s)304, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-788 Wheeling Heritage Trail, Wheeling WV 26003, US
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