Military Forts by State

 

 

West Virginia Military Forts

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Alleghany, Camp, West Virginia in Pocahontas County.
Arbuckle, Camp, West Virginia at Lewisburg.
Ashby's Fort, West Virginia at Frankfort.
Atkinson, Camp, West Virginia, at Charleston.

Bartow, Camp, West Virginia on the Allegheny Mountains, 8 miles from Greenbrier River.
Beach Bottom, blockhouse at, West Virginia.
Belleville, Fort, West Virginia
Black, Fort, West Virginia at Abingdon.
Bolivar Heights, fort at, West Virginia near Harpers Ferry.
Bonnett's Fort, West Virginia at Wheeling.
Boreman, fort at, West Virginia at Parkersburg.
Buchanan, Fort, West Virginia.

Cacaphon, Stockade, West Virginia, on Cacaphon Creek, Morgan County.
Clark's Blockhouse, West Virginia in Marshall County.
Coon's Fort, West Virginia, in northwest part of State.

Dupont, Camp, West Virginia at Carricks Ford, Tucker County.

Edwards, Fort, West Virginia on Capon River, Hampshire County.
Enyart, Camp, West Virginia at Kanawha.

Fincastle, Fort, West Virginia at Wheeling.
Furman's Fort, West Virginia on South Branch of the Potomac.
Fuller, Fort, West Virginia.

George, Fort, West Virginia at Petersburg.
Glade Hollow, Fort, West Virginia in Russell County.
Grafton National Cemetery, West Virginia at Grafton, Taylor County.
Grave Creek, Fort, West Virginia in Marshall County.

Hedges, Fort, West Virginia at Martinsburg.
Henry, Fort, West Virginia at Wheeling.

Kanawha, Camp, West Virginia at Point Pleasant.
Keller's Fort, West Virginia
Kirkwood's blockhouse, West Virginia on Wheeling Creek, opposite Wheeling.

Link's Blockhouse, West Virginia on Middle Wheeling Creek.

Martin's Fort, West Virginia on Crooked River, in Monongalia County.
Morgantown, fort at, West Virginia
Morris, Fort, West Virginia east of Uniontown.

Neils Station, West Virginia on the Kanawha, near Parkersburg.
Nutter's Fort, West Virginia.

Paull's Fort, West Virginia.
Pleasant, Fort, West Virginia on South Branch of the Potomac.
Powell, Fort, West Virginia.
Pricket's Fort, West Virginia on Monongahela River, 12 miles above Morgantown.

Randolph, Fort, West Virginia Mouth of Great Kanawha.
Rice's Fort, West Virginia on Buffalo Creek, 14 miles from Ohio River.
Richards, Fort, West Virginia on the Monongahela.
Rickets, Fort, West Virginia
Riddle's Fort, West Virginia on Lost River.

Savannah, Fort, West Virginia Also called Camp Union.
Seybert, Fort, West Virginia Pendleton County, on Moorefield River; now town of that name.
Shawnee, Fort, West Virginia mouth of Kanawha River.
Shepherd's Fort, West Virginia at Wheeling.
Siverto, Fort, West Virginia On the upper Potomac River.
Spring, Fort, West Virginia Greenbrier County; now town of that name.
Stradler's Fort, West Virginia.
Sutton, Camp, West Virginia In Braxton County.

Tomlinson's Fort, West Virginia on Grave Creek, Marshall County.
Tompkins, Camp, West Virginia on Gauley Mountain.
Thompson, Fort, Wyoming on the Popo Agie River, in Sweet water County.

Union, Fort, West Virginia at Lewisburg.

Van Metre's Fort, West Virginia on Short Creek, Brooke County.

Warden's Fort, West Virginia on Lost River.
Westfall's Fort, West Virginia.
West's Fort, West Virginia in Lewis County.
Wheeling, fort at, West Virginia Bonnett's Fort.
Wilson's Fort, West Virginia.

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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