October 26, 2008

White House Fort Near Luray, VA

The building on the left is the "White House" circa 1760. It's on U.S. Route 211 just west of Luray.

The Virginia Historical Marker explains that "The old building just north of the road was built for a fort in 1760. It has long been a landmark in this valley."

Other sources explain that the building was a home and meeting house with a cellar constructed with portholes so that it could serve as a fort. See the Historical Marker Database page for more about White House and the nearby bridge across the South Fork of the Shenandoah which was burned during Jackson's Valley Campaign.

Speaking of the Historical Markers Database, I was surprised to see a new addition: Birthplace of Kermit the Frog.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still looking for the Miss Piggy marker, however.


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