A site dedicated to the early years of the
French and Indian War in Pennsylvania,
Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia
and to the role of Col. Washington in the
the War that was the testing ground for many
of America's leaders of the Revolution
This is an archived site of
It is no longer current.
An Association whose mission was
to provide through mutual support
a network of sites and educational programs
dedicated to the interpretation of
the French and Indian War
in Pennsylvania, Maryland,
West Virginia and Virginia
during the 250th anniversary (2004-2009).
The French and Indian War
has been given many titles among which are "America's War for Empire",
"Prelude to the Revolution", "Contest for the Continent" and "Proving Ground
for the Revolution's Leaders". It was indeed all of these and more.
It was an inevitable war in the long and bitter conflict between Europe's
great powers as they struggled to carve out their empires on the North
American Continent. It was also the first opportunity for the Colonists
to see their own role in determining America's future.
Many of the memorials to this little
remembered war in our history are the great forts of Pennsylvania and New
York. However, there are small sites scattered from Maine to the
Carolinas which tell the story of local colonists and their part in this
important conflict. Col. Washington's Frontier Forts Association
was formed to help sites in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania prepare
for the upcoming two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the beginning
of the French and Indian War. Most of these sites tell the story
not of vast British armies clashing for victory, but rather the story of
colonial soldiers and settlers fighting for their homes and for their very
Site #1 is Abram's Delight in Winchester, Va.
Site #2 is George Washington's Office in Winchester, Va.
Site #3 is Fort Edwards in Capon Bridge, W.Va.
Site #4 is Fort Frederick at Big Pool, Md.
Site #5 is the Jonathan Hager House in Hagerstown, Md.
Site #6 is Fort Loudoun in Winchester, Va
The sites below have a locator map on their separate page:
Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania
Fort Loudoun, Pennsylvania
Conococheague Institute in Pennsylvania
To visit each site's page click on the "Our Sites" button at the top of this page.
© 2001 Col. Washington's Frontier Forts Association
updated: May 5, 2007