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Fort Ashby
Fort Ashby, West Virginia

The Patterson Creek and South Branch Valley Settlements, being on the extreme frontier and exposed to the direct attacks of the Indians who crossed the mountain, were the first to be fortified. Fort Ashby was built in 1755.

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Fort Sign

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WPA Plaque

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Corner Stone

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Rope Bed

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Rope Bed

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Inside the Fort

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Inside the Fort

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Spinning Wheels

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Sleigh Bed

Some of the items pictured above were destroyed in the fort fire of January 1995. However, the fort and many items survived the fire. Tours of the fort are available upon request.

Last Updated: March 16, 2003

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