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Fort Mill Ridge

Fort Mill Ridge
91 S. High St.
Romney, WEST VIRGINIA 26757

Contact phone: 304-822-4320
Latitude: 39.340314
Longitude: -78.757518

This well-preserved earthen fortification was built between March and June 1863. Builders of the fort included the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry and the 1st West Virginia Infantry. The site had previously been used by Confederate artillery to defend approaches to Romney. When Colonel Jacob M. Campbell (54th PVI) garrisoned Union forces at Romney, camps were set up at Mechanicsburg Gap. This site was more easily defended by the fort commanding the Northwestern Turnpike, which became Rt. 50.


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