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Clover Creek in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort George on the Bullpasture River

 
 
Fort George on the Bullpasture River Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. Fort George on the Bullpasture River Marker
Inscription. Fort George was built in the spring of 1757 by Captain William Preston, acting on orders of Major Andrew Lewis. Local residents assisted in construction of the 80-foot-square log fort located on the land of Wallace Estill. It was never attacked directly by Indians, although arrows were shot at it from a ridge across the Bullpasture River. The fort site is located in the meadow southeast of this marker.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-148.)
 
Location. 38° 16.212′ N, 79° 32.394′ W. Marker is in Clover Creek, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 678 and County Route 612, on the left when traveling south on County Route 678. Click for map. Marker is 5.9 miles south of US 250. Route 612 is posted for 4-wheel drive vehicles only. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Felix Hull House (approx. 3.5 miles away);
Fort George on the Bullpasture River Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Fort George on the Bullpasture River Marker
Village of McDowell (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Battle of McDowell (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 5.1 miles away); McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The ruins of Fort George image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. The ruins of Fort George
The Bullpasture River is at the foot of the ridge beyond the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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