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Old 05-12-2009, 02:33 PM   #15
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Fort Pleasant

Marker is located on Rt 220 in Old Fields, Hardy County WV

At the time the forts were built, neither the local inhabitants or the soldiers assigned there could imagine the impact of the lower fort on the region. Called Fort Pleasant shortly after its completion, within a couple of years it became the military headquarters for the South Branch Valley, the seat of the county court and its vital records, and a significant location involved in the transformation of the economy from a local to a regional focus. History illustrates the value a fort sometimes had within its neighborhood beyond mere defensive considerations.

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