Fort Mill Ridge

Fort Mill Ridge (HMGNO)

Location: Romney, WV 26757 Hampshire County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.473', W 78° 47.591'

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Fort Mill Ridge is a Union fortification constructed between March and June, 1863, to defend the Mechanicsburg Gap and South Branch Potomac Valley. The remains of the fortification have been undisturbed over the past 135 years and are among the most intact and best preserved Civil War earthworks.

The Fort Mill Ridge Foundation in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources has undertaken the preservation and interpretation of Fort Mill Ridge. A trail system with interpretive signs explains the fort's design and construction and highlights the Civil War events related to its occupation.

Signage along an easily accessible pathway into the center of the fort outlines the general history and establishment of the fort. A continuing trail loop around the fort includes signage discussing related historical events. Please allow approximately 40 minutes for the entire loop.

The earthworks at Fort Mill Ridge are extremely fragile. Please remain on the pathways at all times. Walking or climbing on the earthworks is strictly prohibited. Hiking in the woodlands outside the fort (beyond the outer entrenchments) is permitted.

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HM NumberHMGNO
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 690225 N 4355115
Decimal Degrees39.32455000, -78.79318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.473', W 78° 47.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 28.38" N, 78° 47' 35.46" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Unnamed Road, Romney WV 26757, US
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