Fort Loudoun

Fort Loudoun (HM13Q)

Location: Winchester, VA 22601
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.341', W 78° 9.833'

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Here in May 1756, overlooking the frontier town of Winchester, construction began on Fort Loudoun during the period of the French and Indian War (Seven Year's War in Europe). The fort, named for John Campbell, earl of Loudoun, was a square fortification with four bastions constructed of earth, wood, and stone. Col. George Washington, commander of the Virginia Regiment, designed the fort and supervised its construction until 1756. It served as Washington's command center for a series of forts authorized by the Virginia House of Burgesses and built on the frontier that extended from the Potomac River to North Carolina. A well, dug through limestone bedrock, survives.
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HM NumberHM13Q
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Marker NumberQ 4-k
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 744949 N 4341584
Decimal Degrees39.18901667, -78.16388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.341', W 78° 9.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 20.46" N, 78° 9' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425-427 N Loudoun St, Winchester VA 22601, US
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