Monday, December 23, 2013

Baker's Station aka Cresap's Fort - West Virginia

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Simon Girty's "headquarters" during DsS Siege.

Blockhouse at Cresap's Bottom  (1777 - unknown, 1782 - 1787), near Cresap
A settlers' blockhouse located three miles downriver from present-day McKeffrey. Also known as Fort Cresap.
Capt. William (or JohnBaker's Station (aka Fort Baker), a stockade with blockhouses, was built here in 1782 or 1784. Attacked by Indians in 1787. William Baker was killed by Indians in 1787.


Erected in 1782, by Captain John Baker. Located at the head of Cresap's Bottom, Mead District, Marshall County. Also designated In many contemporary records as "Baker's Station," and sometimes as "Cresap's Fort."

Posted By: Bill McKitrick
Subject: Re: Cresap's Bottom, Baker's Station, Wheeling Creek
Post Date: December 12, 2001 at 07:57:21
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Forum: West Virginia Genealogy Forum
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If you are still looking for info .......... Baker's Station was erected at Cresap's Bottom in Marshall County, WV, which is the lower part of northern panhandle. You can do a google search on either word. The Marshall County WVGenWeb site can provide some information. There is an awesome book, "The Dark and Bloody River" that also provides some history about this area. Good luck.
Title: Baker's StationCounty: Marshall
Inscription: Site of blockhouse built by Captain John Baker in 1784. Rendezvous of scouts along Indian warpath from Muskingum Valley into Virginia. Near by are buried Captain Baker, John Wetzel, and others killed by Indians in 1787.
Location: WV 2, 0.4 miles south of junction with County Route 27 (Woodlands/Graysville Road)