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Shawsville in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Vause

 
 
Fort Vause Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Fort Vause Marker
Inscription. Ephraim Vause was appointed Captain of Horse in 1753 and was considered a man of considerable influence. For the protection of his family and his neighbors he built a simple palisaded fort nearby on his farm. In June 1756, during the French and Indian War, Indians attacked and burned the fort; a relief party led by Maj. Andrew Lewis arrived too late to save most of the occupants. Capt. Peter Hogg quickly rebuilt the fort, as a composite earth-and-palisade structure. George Washington inspected Fort Vause in October 1756 during his tour of Virginia's frontier defenses.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 73.)
 
Location. 37° 10.312′ N, 80° 15.83′ W. Marker is in Shawsville, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Oldtown Road (Virginia Route 753) east of Basham Hollow Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shawsville VA 24162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fotheringay (approx. 2 miles away); Montgomery White Sulphur Springs (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bow String Arch Truss (approx.
Oldtown Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Oldtown Road (facing west)
5.1 miles away); Montgomery County / Roanoke County (approx. 5.8 miles away); Christiansburg (approx. 7.3 miles away); Virginia Tech Airport (approx. 8.3 miles away); Montgomery County Confederate Monument (approx. 8.5 miles away); Montgomery County War Memorial (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Shawsville yard may be site of Revolutionary fort. (09/26/2005) The Roanoke Times (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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