Photography Meetup Turns Into A History Lesson, Part 2

by Dawn Hester July. 06, 2020 158 views

Part 1 of this history lesson was about the Johnsontown Church, which is now a registered Jefferson County (WV) Historic Landmark (March 14, 2018). As Jerry Johnson, a family member that loves history, was sharing so much information also shared that there was a fort under a mile away from this church. When Jerry shares information, he shares a lot of information. So off we went.

The family that owns this property (and if I’m correct their home was an old plantation) they gave us permission to walk down and photograph the fort.

Hite’s Fort is very solid externally but as you look at the photographs you can see the interior is not safe at all. We didn’t make any attempts to get close. The first had no internal stairs therefore they had to use an exterior ladder to reach the second floor.

Thank you again Jerry Johnson for sharing your history; and this was only part of the journey.

If your family members want to share history, let them talk and listen. Photographers - TAKE YOUR CAMERA AND DOCUMENT. Others with cell phones - DOCUMENT.

Gear used: Fujifilm X-H1, Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F/4, R IOS WR lens



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John Durham 4 months, 1 week ago

Thank you!

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Rachele Schneekloth 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting! Document history and stories! So important!

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Dawn Hester Replied to Rachele Schneekloth 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes is really is. Thank you.

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited