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Marker at the site of the Foreman Massacre
Marker at the site of the Foreman Massacre


On September 27, 1777, Captain William Foreman and a company of Hampshire County militia were ambushed by Native Americans in the "Narrows," south of Wheeling.

Learn more:
Account of the Foreman Massacre
Foreman's Massacre: Primary Documents
"First Settlement of Grave Creek"


On This Day in West Virginia History: September