Arbuckle's Fort or Fort Arbuckle was part of a strategic area designed to help colonize the area of western Virginia, now West Virginia. While there isn't much to see at the exact location, surrounding areas and towns offer a lot of historical sites and data.
Fort Arbuckle is located on the banks of Mill Creek, just before Mill Creeks joins with Muddy Creek, in a very small town called Blaker Mills. Located in Greenbriar county West Virginia, it was one of many similar forts constructed to help colonize settlers in western Virginia, in what would later become West Virginia.
Constructed in the spring of 1774 under the direction of Captain Matthew Arbuckle to house his company of militia, Captain Arbuckle and his company occupied the fort from that spring until the fall. He and his company forged on to guide Col. Andrew Lewis to Point Pleasant where they would fight in the Battle of Point Pleasant. After returning to the area, he settled in nearby Lewisburg.
Arbuckle's Fort was part of an elaborate system of forts intended to protect western Virginia during the indian wars of the late 18th century. Other nearby forts were McCoy's Fort, Fort Donnally, and Fort Savannah in present day Lewisburg.
There is not much left to see on the actual site, however, this area played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary era and in the founding of the state of West Virginia. There is a lot of historic sites in nearby Lewisburg. If you are making a historical trip through the Lewisburg area it is worth the trip to view some of this area's beautiful landscapes as your mind wonders back in our historical past.