Fortifications of Southwest Virginia 1773-1792

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During the period of Indian Hostilities in Southwest Virginia (1773-1792) numerous fortifications were constructed to protected the European settlers. Approximately 40 such structures are known, though there were probably more. These structures ranged from small, single family, Forthouses, to larger Blockhouses, and on to fully palisaded forts. This map shows some of the more frequently mentioned of these fortifications. Click the image to view in higher resolution.

SW VA Forts

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