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Kilgore Fort House KA-9 | Marker History

Kilgore Fort House Marker, KA-9

The Kilgore Fort House was built in 1786 by Robert Kilgore whose family were early settlers in this area. It was one of the twelve forts between Castlewood and Cumberland Gap providing ready refuge for settlers from Indian attacks in the late 18th century. Kilgore later was a preacher in the Primitive Baptist Church, often holding religious services at the Fort House. He married Jane Porter Green, daughter of Patrick Porter who built Porter's Fort on Fall Creek.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1986
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Scott County
Physical Description of Location: Nickelsville Road (Virginia 71), about 1.1 miles south of intersection with State Route 680, Nickelsville, VA 24271.
GPS Location: 36.7356057050,-82.4341596620
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