Place:Dunkard Bottom, Augusta, Virginia, United States

Watchers
NameDunkard Bottom
Alt namesMahanaim, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Dunkar's Bottom, Augusta, Virginia, United States
TypeSettlement
Located inAugusta, Virginia, United States     (1747 - 1770)
Also located inBotetourt, Virginia, United States     (1770 - 1774)
District of West Augusta, Virginia, United States     (1774 - 1776)
Monongalia, West Virginia, United States     (1776 - 1818)
Preston, West Virginia, United States     (1818 - )

Notes

Samuel Ackerlin came from the Valley of Virginia. In October 1747, he had taken a survey of 900 acres on New River, at a spot which at once became known as Mahanaim, or Dunkard Bottom, and is often mentioned during the war for independence. [Source: "History of Preston County, West Virginia", Oren F. Morton]