Carpenter's Fort, Ohio

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Carpenter's Fort, Ohio is a historical community located in Coshocton County, Ohio.


Carpenter's Fort or Carpenter's Station as it was sometimes called, was established in the summer of 1781 when John Carpenter built a fortified house above the mouth of Short Creek on the Ohio side of the Ohio River in what is now Jefferson County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ohio.[1][2] John Carpenter, born c1737-1738, died in Aug 1806 in Coshocton County, Ohio, reportedly served in the American Revolutionary War from Virginia under George Washington.[3]


  1. ^ J. A. Caldwell: History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, Historical Publishing Co., Wheeling, W.Va., 1880, p. 605, reprinted 1983.
  2. ^ Julie Minot Overton, with Kay Ballantyne Hudson and Sunda Anderson Peters eds.: Ohio Towns and Townships to 1900: A Location Guide, The Ohio Genealogical Society, Mansfield, O. (Penobscot Press), 2000, p. 59.
  3. ^ J. H. S. Trainer and W. M. Trainer: "History of Jefferson County, Ohio" in History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wis., 1890, pp. 32-33.

Sources for More Information[edit]

  • William G. Wolfe: Stories of Guernsey County, Ohio, History of an Average Ohio County, published by the Author, Cambridge, O., 1943, pp. 873–875 [1]
  • N. N. Hill Jr.: History Of Coshocton County, Ohio, Its Past And Present, 1740-1881
  • A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers, Newark, O., 1881
  • John H. Gwathmey: Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783
  • Dietz Press, Richmond, Va., 1938., p. 31
  • Frank D. Henderson, John R. Rea, and Jane Down Dailey: The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio, The F. J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, O., 1929, p. 69
  • J. A. Caldwell: History of Belmont and Jefferson County, Ohio, 1880, cited in The Epistle, Rosemary Bachelor, ed., Vol. XIII, No. 6, November 1987, p. 32
  • History of the Upper Ohio Valley with Family History and Biographical Sketches, Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wis., 1890, pp. 32–33.