Cook's Fort
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 37° 32.825 W 080° 41.413
17S E 527364 N 4155609
A sign telling us the size and makeup of Cook's Fort
Waymark Code: WMQ8YT
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 01/12/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 2

Cook's Fort

Constructed, circa 1770, on land owned by Valentine Cook on Indian Creek. Cook's Fort was one of the largest frontier forts on the western line of settlement, and provided very strong defensive post. Fort covered over acre and four blockhouses. It sheltered 300 people during Native American attacks of 1778 and was actively used through early 1780s. Several settlers, unable to reach fort, were killed here.
Marker Number: none on the sign

Marker Title: Cook's Fort

Marker Location: West of RT 122

County or Independent City: Greenville

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2009

Web Site: Not listed

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