Fort Dickinson

Fort Dickinson (HM1GWK)

Location: Millboro, VA 24460 Bath County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 58.342', W 79° 39.695'

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The site was about one-half mile north of the river. This was one of a chain of frontier forts ordered erected by the Virginia legislature early in 1756. The chain extended from Hampshire County (now West Virginia) to Patrick County on the North Carolina Border. These forts were established under the supervision of Colonel George Washington, who made an inspection tour of the chain. This fort was attacked by Indians at least once in 1756 and again the next year.
Marker NumberKB-75
Year Placed1951
Placed ByVirginia State Library.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 617556 N 4203593
Decimal Degrees37.97236667, -79.66158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.342', W 79° 39.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 20.52" N, 79° 39' 41.7" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8545 Cowpasture River Hwy, Millboro VA 24460, US
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