Fort Young

Fort Young (HM1KWC)

Location: Covington, VA 24426
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.618', W 79° 59.483'

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Constructed nearby about 1756 as a wooden palisaded fort, Fort Young, originally known as Dickinson's Fort, stood near the Jackson River. It was one in a series of forts authorized by the Virginia General Assembly to be built on the frontier to protect English settlers during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Col. George Washington likely inspected this fort during his frontier tour in 1756. The fort was an important post and probably garrisoned until at least the close of the American Revolution. Fort Young had disappeared by the middle of the 19th century.
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HM NumberHM1KWC
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
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Marker NumberD-27
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 588822 N 4181548
Decimal Degrees37.77696667, -79.99138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.618', W 79° 59.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 37.08" N, 79° 59' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1422 S Durant Rd, Covington VA 24426, US
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