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Near Bacova in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Dinwiddie

 
 
Fort Dinwiddie Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. Fort Dinwiddie Marker
Inscription. Known also as Byrd’s Fort and Warwick’s Fort. Probably built in 1755, it was visited that year by George Washington.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Q-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 38° 4.85′ N, 79° 50.7′ W. Marker is near Bacova, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 39 and Dinwiddie Trail, on the right when traveling west on State Route 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bacova VA 24412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacova (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mountain Grove (approx. 2.7 miles away); The County Seat of Bath (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mary Johnston (approx. 4 miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. 4 miles away); Terrill Hill (approx. 4 miles away); The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard (approx. 4 miles away); Garth Newel (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Vanderpool-L Fort Dinwiddie 1756. “Fort Dinwiddie (also known as Warwick's Fort; Byrd's Fort) was a prominent French and Indian War defense located on Jackson River, about 5 miles west of the present
Fort Dinwiddie Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Fort Dinwiddie Marker
town of Warm Springs in Bath County, Virginia. It was erected in 1755. It served as a frontier defense until as late as 1789.” (Submitted on May 4, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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