Bethany / Rice's Fort

Bethany / Rice's Fort (HM1IJ6)

Location: Bethany, WV 26032 Brooke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.31', W 80° 33.445'

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Side A
Bethany College, established here in 1840, oldest school of college rank in State. The home and the study of Alexander Campbell, founder, are here. Prof. A. E. Dolbear here perfected parts of the telephone, which Bell used.

Side B
Rice's Fort
Near here stood the frontier outpost built by Abraham and Daniel Rice on Buffalo Creek. In September, 1782, its little garrison of six men repulsed an attack of 100 Indians, who had just been defeated in an assault on Fort Henry, Wheeling.
HM NumberHM1IJ6
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Date Added Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 537665 N 4450623
Decimal Degrees40.20516667, -80.55741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.31', W 80° 33.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 18.6" N, 80° 33' 26.7" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6758 Main St, Bethany WV 26032, US
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