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Covington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Young

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Fort Young Marker
Inscription. Constructed nearby about 1756 as a wooden palisaded fort, Fort Young, originally known as Dickinsonís 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.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.618′ N, 79° 59.483′ W. Marker is in Covington, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Durant Road (Virginia Route 154) and West Riverview Drive and West Parklin Drive, on the left when traveling south on South Durant Road. Click for map. It is across from the gas station. Marker is in this post office area: Covington VA 24426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humpback Bridge (approx. 3.5 miles
Fort Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Fort Young Marker
away); The Road to the Kanawha (approx. 5.6 miles away); Low Moor Iron Company Coke Ovens (approx. 6 miles away); Falling Spring Falls (approx. 6.7 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Oakland Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Oakland Grove Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oakland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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