Fort Neally

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Fort Neally (1755-1760s) - A French & Indian War era Fort established in 1755 near Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Named Fort Neally after John Neally. Abandoned in the 1760s.


Established in 1755 as a small Stockaded fort on the Opequon River in Berkeley County, West Virginia. It was attacked at daybreak, 17 Sep 1756 by a band of hostile Indians who captured it; massacred the male inmates, and then carried away a number of prisoners (females and children). Among the prisoners was Isabella Stockton, a ten-year-old girl. Sometime after her return from captivity, she became the wife of Colonel William McCleery a prominent West Virginian.

The fort was rebuilt after the massacre and used by the VA colonial militia after 1757.

Current Status

Unknown. A roadside marker.

Location: Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

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Lat: 39.4821 Long: -77.94867

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Fortification ID:

  • WV0216 - Fort Neally

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