Cook's Fort

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Cook's Fort

Greenville, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA Add to Map
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Title: Cook's Fort
County: Monroe
Inscription: 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 had 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.

Location: Just west of Greenville, WV


Cook's Fort on Indian Creek in Monroe County was a strong defensive post used by early white settlers. It covered over an acre of ground and sheltered 300 people during the Indian invasion in 1778. Near the fort several settlers were killed by Native Americans. This historic marker is located on Route 122 near Greenville, West Virginia.

  • Added: 25 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2459020