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

Fort Loudoun

 
 
Fort Loudoun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located about 200 feet north of the intersection of Peyton and Loudoun Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
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
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
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); President William McKinley (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.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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