Fort Defiance (Lenoir, North Carolina) - Wikipedia

Fort Defiance (Lenoir, North Carolina)

Fort Defiance is a historic plantation house located near Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina. The main block was built between 1788 and 1792, and is a two-story, frame structure measuring 28 feet by 40 feet. A wing was added in 1823. It was the home of Revolutionary War General William Lenoir. The property was transferred to the Caldwell County Historical Society in 1965 and operated as a historic house museum.[2]

Fort Defiance
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Fort Defiance, April 2008
Fort Defiance (Lenoir, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Fort Defiance (Lenoir, North Carolina)
Fort Defiance (Lenoir, North Carolina) is located in the United States
Fort Defiance (Lenoir, North Carolina)
LocationN of Lenoir on NC 268, Lenoir, North Carolina
Coordinates36°0′46″N 81°30′16″W / 36.01278°N 81.50444°W / 36.01278; -81.50444Coordinates: 36°0′46″N 81°30′16″W / 36.01278°N 81.50444°W / 36.01278; -81.50444
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1788 (1788)-1792, 1823
Built byFields, Thomas
NRHP reference No.70000444[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 15, 1970

This location on the Yadkin River was originally built upon by the troops serving under Elijah Isaacs in the summer of 1776. At the time, it was known as Fort Isaacs.[3]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ J.G. Zehmer and Sherry I. Penny (June 1970). "Fort Defiance" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  3. ^ "The Patriot Leaders in North Carolina - Elijah Isaacs". Retrieved 2017-03-11.

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