Kilgore Fort House
Built in 1786
By Reverend Robert Kilgore
Front View of Kilgore Fort House
Rear View of Kilgore Fort House
Historical Marker Information
The Kilgore Fort House was built in 1786 by Robert Kilgore whose family were early settlers in this area. It was one of the twelve forts between Castlewood and Cumberland Gap providing ready refuge for settlers from Indians attack in the late 18th century. Kilgore later was a preacher in the Primitive Baptist Church, often holding religious services at the Fort House. He married Jane Porter Green, daughter of Patrick Porter who built Porter's Fort on Fall Creek.
Copyright © 1935 by Hugh M. Addington
History of Kilgore Family and Related Families
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The Fort is one and one-half miles west of Nickelsville, in Scott County, Virginia on Highway 107.
This Robert Kilgore in 1785 married Mrs. Jane Porter Green, the daughter of Patrick Porter of a family of noted lineage. Her first husband, James Green, was killed by Indians in 1783, about one year after marriage, and their child, James Green, Jr., born February 12, 1783, being only two or three months old at the time of his father's death.
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