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Fort Loudoun Site
FT. LOUDOUN SITE, WINCHESTER, VA.jpg
Building of the fort site
Location 419 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia
Area Less than one acre
Built 1756–1757
NRHP reference No. 13000650
Added to NRHP June 26, 2014

Fort Loudoun was a historic fortification of the French and Indian War, located in what is now Winchester, Virginia. The fort was built between 1756 and 1758 under the supervision of George Washington, then a colonel in the militia of the British Province of Virginia. It was named for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, who commanded the British forces in North America for a time during the war. Washington and his militia regiment were headquartered at the fort for two years. The fort was a roughly square bastioned earthworks, whose extent spread across where North Loudoun Street runs.

The property at 419 North Loudoun encompasses the historic heart of the fort, including a well dating to the fort's construction, and a portion of its northwest bastion. This area has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This property is now owned by the non-profit French and Indian War Foundation.

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