Fort Lewis (5)

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Fort Lewis (5) (1756-1763) - A small stockade established by 1756 during the French & Indian War. Built by Captain Charles Lewis in present day Bath County, Virginia. Abandoned as a fortification in 1763.

Fort Lewis Marker D 24
Fort Lewis Lodge Sign

French & Indian War (1754-1763)

Built as a small stockade to protect the strategic western end of the Shenandoah Mountain pass from hostile Indians. One of a series of fortifications authorized by the Virginia Colonial General Assembly along the frontier during the French & Indian War. Captain Lewis initially acquired the 950 acres along the Cowpasture River by deed from his father, John Lewis. The fort site was included in that property. After the war, Charles Lewis married and built a manor house beside the fort site. The remains of the fort remained visible up until the early 1900s.

Current Status

Marker only in Bath County, Virginia.

Location: At the intersection of State Route 625 and Old Plantation Way, site on the property of the Fort Lewis Lodge, Bath County, Virginia. Map point is the marker location.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.124632 Long: -79.620948



Visited: 8 Apr 2012

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