"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.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 523451 N 4435486|
|Decimal Degrees||40.06931667, -80.72498333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 4.159', W 80° 43.499'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 4' 9.54" N, 80° 43' 29.94" W|
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|Area Code(s)||304, 740|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700-788 Wheeling Heritage Trail, Wheeling WV 26003, US|
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