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Dayton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Harrison

 
 
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By Robert H. Moore, II, February 20, 2009
1. Fort Harrison Marker
Inscription.  Daniel Harrison settled about 1745 at the headwaters of Cook’s Creek where it is believed he built the stone portion of the present house. During the decades 1750-1770, when this area was the frontier of the colony, the house served the settlers as a refuge from Indian attacks. Subsequent owners added the brick portion and enlarged the windows and doors. The Harrison family had large land holdings in present Augusta and Rockingham counties.
 
Erected 1984 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number D-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1745.
 
Location. 38° 25.086′ N, 78° 56.154′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton VA 22821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes (approx.
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By Robert H. Moore, II, February 20, 2009
2. Fort Harrison Marker
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0.2 miles away); First Church in Rockingham County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Bowman Mill at Silver Lake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dayton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Death of Lt. Meigs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site Where Lt. John Rodgers Meigs Was Killed (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
National Register of Historic Places marker on Fort Harrison image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 20, 2009
3. National Register of Historic Places marker on Fort Harrison
Fort Harrison image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 20, 2009
4. Fort Harrison
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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