Militia Forts

Fincastle Turnpike
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3663 Crab Orchard Rd
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: (276) 988-6755
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Historical Significance

After the Pleasant Point Campaign of 1774, Lord Dunmore ordered local militia to erect seven forts in far Southwest Virginia along the Clinch River. Often the frontier forts were well built block houses or small fortifications that provided port holes for warding off attacks. Many other fortifications were built in the region as more settlers moved into the new territory.