Buffington Island

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Buffington Island is an island in the Ohio River in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States, east of Racine, Ohio. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Buffington Island took place on July 19, 1863, just south of the Ohio community of Portland.

The Ohio Historical Society maintains a four-acre park adjacent to the island that features a monument about the battle. It also features signs that tell of the events at the battle.

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Coordinates: 38°59′28″N 81°46′17″W / 38.99111°N 81.77139°W / 38.99111; -81.77139