Fort Dobbs Pre-dates Revolutionary War
Fort Dobbs was built in 1756 – at the height of the French and Indian War. It served as a North Carolina frontier headquarters and had only one attack against it during the famous war that lasted from 1754-1763. The attack occurred in February 1760 when the fort’s garrison repelled a Cherokee raiding party. Fort Dobbs sat in ruins after the war, but a nonprofit group called the Fort Dobbs Alliance has set a goal of reconstructing the wooden fort by 2009. A North Carolina State University report showed that if Fort Dobbs is fully developed, it could draw 100,000 visitors a year with an economic impact of nearly $25 million.