- Fort Ohio
Fort Ohio was a stockade fort erected by
Job Pearsallin 1749 on the present site of Ridgeley, West Virginia. The building was of log construction, convert|45|ft|m long and convert|25|ft|m wide, with two stories. Its name comes from the Ohio Companywhich had a trading post at that location.
Fort Ohio was one of a chain of four forts protecting the frontier. Fort Ohio was the first in the chain with
Fort Sellersnext, then Fort Ashbyand Fort Cockeas the outermost forts.Fort Ohio was abandoned when Fort Cumberland was erected about 1754, directly across the river in Maryland. Fort Cumberland was, for its time and type, a large, elaborate fortification.
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