Fort Boreman Park

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The Ohio River sweeps past For Boreman near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Photo: Val Baldwin Carnell.

Fort Boreman is a restored Civil War fortification and archaeological site located on a bluff overlooking the junction of the Oho and Little Kanawha rivers at Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. The fort is the centerpiece of Fort Boreman Park, and includes restored trenches, an overlook, picnic areas, and a nature trail.

The fort was raised as by union-loyal Company A of the 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regimennt in 1863 near the summit of what was then known as Logan Hill. It consisted of the present series of trenches, approximately four feet deep, which zig-zagged around the top of the hill. It was first built to ensure the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Wheeling and Parkersburg was not severed by the confederate army.

As many as five cannon may have been mounted on the walls, but they were fired only in time of celebration, not defense. Fort Boreman was the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, and the park was established by the Wood County Commission in 2007. The park is a featured landmark in the Fallout 76 video game.

Official Fort Boreman Park .