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

Fort Loudoun

 
 
Fort Loudoun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
1. Fort Loudoun Marker
Inscription.  In 1756, during the French and Indian War, Col. George Washington proposed, designed, and supervised construction of the largest and most formidable fort on Virginia’s colonial frontier. Equipped with 24 pieces of artillery, the fort served as Col. Washington’s command center for the Virginia Regiment and a chain of defenses that extended from the Potomac River to the North Carolina border. Situated on the high ground north of town, the fort overlooked and protected the developing community. Directly behind this marker is the fort’s surviving well dug through 103 feet of solid limestone.
 
Erected 2006 by The French and Indian War Foundation.
 
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 1756.
 
Location. 39° 11.334′ N, 78° 9.835′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Loudoun Street and Peyton Street, on the right when traveling south on Loudoun Street. Located about 200 feet north of the intersection
This Fort Loudon Marker is on the Stone beside the Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. This Fort Loudon Marker is on the Stone beside the Sidewalk
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of Peyton and Loudoun Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Loudoun (a few steps from this marker); Washington's Well (a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Loudoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jackson’s Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Loyal Quaker and Brave Slave (about 700 feet away); George Washington Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Kirby, Jazz Musician (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Fort Loudoun. The text is very similar to the state marker standing a few feet away.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Loudoun Well. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Sign on the grounds image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
3. Sign on the grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,716 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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