Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford

Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford (HMQHQ)

Location: Ravenswood, WV 26164 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.583', W 81° 45.516'

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These lands were surveyed, 1771, for George Washington by Colonel William Crawford, who later was taken captive by the Indians and burned at the stake. Washington camped here in 1770. Here is grave of Jesse Hughes, noted scout.

Side two:

Ohio River Ford
Sand Creek Riffle, where the Indians and pioneers crossed the Ohio, was used by General Jenkins when he carried the Confederate flag into Ohio in 1862, and also by the Union Army under General Lightburn in its retreat the same year.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives & History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 434258 N 4310730
Decimal Degrees38.94305000, -81.75860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.583', W 81° 45.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 34.98" N, 81° 45' 30.96" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Lock House Rd, Ravenswood WV 26164, US
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