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Fort Young

S Durant Rd, Covington, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 46' 37.057404", -79° 59' 28.914972"
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Constructed nearby about 1756 as a wooden palisaded fort, Fort Young, originally known as Dickinson's 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.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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