While in North Carolina we had a chance to visit Fort Dobbs – an 18th century fort located near Rowan County, North Carolina, used during the French and Indian War. It served as the military headquarters for the frontier company (approximately fifty men) as well as a safe-haven for settlers.
During our visit they were in the begging phases of reconstruction. After excavating the area and artifacts the reconstruction began with a modern foundation. We watched as the first massive exterior log was set into place. The scale of this single structure was quite impressive.
After talking to the construction crew and learning more about this unique fort, we were absolutely fascinated. The volunteers and donors showed a lot of passion for North Carolina 18th century history. If you are ever in West Central North Carolina, make sure to visit Fort Dobbs, it won’t disappoint.