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Old 12-15-2008, 01:10 PM   #53
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Enterprise - Harrison Co

Enterprise (pop 939) is located along Rt 19 north of Shinnston, just south of the Marion County line. Click here for Wikipedia information.

Rt 19 north of Clarksburg is a pleasant ride, but can be interrupted by large trucks going slowly (or on your butt - there doesn't seem to be a middle ground) and with lots of hidden entrances and businesses.

Historical Marker. Located along Rt 19 at junction of CR 19-2. I looked for the McIntire Blockhouse for 30 minutes before finally finding one of the 939 habitants of this fine community. He informed me they tore the blockhouse down about 10-15 years ago. Mystery solved.

From the "History of Harrison County" by Henry Haymond:

In May, 1791, as John McIntire and his wife were returning to their home about two miles above the mouth of Bingamon Creek, in what is now Clay District, they passed through the yard of Uriah Ashcraft, and in a short time after Mr. Ashcraft startled by the sudden growling and springing up of one of his dogs, stepped quickly to the door to see what had aroused him. lie had hardly reached the door when he espied an Indian on the outside with his gun presented. Closing and making fast the door, he ascended the stairs that he might better fire on the intruder, and after snapping his gun several times and discovering that there were other Indians in the yard he raised a loud shout to apprise those who were within the sound of his voice that he was surrounded by danger. Upon this the Indians moved off and three brothers of John McIntire coming to his relief they all pursued the trail of the savages.
About a mile from Ashcraft's they came upon the body of John Mclntire tomahawked, stripped and scalped, and concluded that Mrs. McIntire had been taken prisoner. They sent intelligence to Clarksburg.

It was here first ascertained that Mrs. McIntire had been killed, her scalp being found among the things abandoned by the Indians. Her body was afterwards found a short distance from where that of her husband had been previously discovered.

View northbound on Rt 19 at Enterprise. CR 19-2 is about 50 yards north and to the right.
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