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Fort Dobbs

Taken Shelter in Fort Dobbs

In the spring of 1759, the Yadkin and Catawba River valleys were ravaged by fighting as small parties of Cherokee took revenge for the murder of their loved ones by settlers in Virginia.

Taken Shelter in Fort Dobbs

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fort Dobbs, 438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625, USA

About the Event

In the spring of 1759, the Yadkin and Catawba River valleys were ravaged by fighting as small parties of Cherokee took revenge for the murder of their loved ones by settlers in Virginia. 

Many British settlers fled, while others found shelter within the walls of Fort Dobbs. No full-time soldiers were present at the time, but the building still offered refuge.

This event will illustrate life at the fort as it was taken over by the civilians of the Fourth Creek Settlement.  On-going displays of camp life will be featured, including cooking and weapons firing demonstrations.

*Under current guidelines, masks are not required, but visitors are encouraged to wear one when indoors in or close proximity to others.

10am-4pm

FREE

For more information visit:  http://www.fortdobbs.org/

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