Col. Washington's Frontier Forts Association

Fort Edwards V.C.

Fort Edwards
Capon Bridge, West Virginia

During the early years of the French and Indian War Col. George Washington was given the responsibility of protecting the Virginia frontier. He established a chain of forts for his Virginia Regiment along the western edge of the colony. The fort at Joseph Edwards's home on the Cacapon River was one of these western forts guarding the road from Ft. Loudoun to the forts of the South Branch River valley.

For further information go to the official
Fort Edwards Foundation web site.

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Fort Edwards is one half mile north of US Rt. 50 between Winchester, Virginia and Romney, West Virginia at Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Turn right at the Methodist Church onto Coldstream Road and go .4 miles to the Visitor Center on the right.

Season: Weekends from last Saturday in June through third weekend in October.
Hours: Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Telephone: (304)496-8845


2001 Col. Washington's Frontier Forts Association