Fort Morrison

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Fort Morrison (1745-1748, 1754-1763) - Established in 1745 during King George's War by settlers under the command of Captain Hugh Morrison in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Regarrisoned during the French & Indian War. Named after Captain Morrison. Abandoned about 1748. Also known as North Fort

King George's War (1744-1748)

Erected as a palisaded garrison house about 1739-1740 and garrisoned by Massachusetts Colonial Militia under the command of Captain Hugh Morrison during King George's War (1744-1748). The Fort was frequently attacked by hostile Indians. British royal troops may have used Fort Morrison for a short time. The Colonial Militia was withdrawn at the end of the war.

Fort Morrison was one of four similar fortifications built around Colrain during King George's War that included Fort Morrison, Fort Morris (2), Fort Lucas and Fort McDowell (3).

French & Indian War (1754-1763)

Regarrisoned by Massachusetts Colonial Militia during the French & Indian War from 1754 to about 1763.

Current Status

On the Fort Morrison Dairy Farm, Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Only a bolder marker remains.

Location: Fort Morrison Farm, Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

Maps & Images

Lat: 42.6977778 Long: -72.6958333

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