Point of Fork Historic Marker

This marker commemorates the location of an important supply arsenal during the Revolution. <p> Here was an important supply depot and arsenal of the Virginia government in 1781, and here Baron von Steuben, commanding the American forces, trained recruits for Greene’s army in the south. Threatened by Cornwallis’s approach, Steuben moved stores across James River. On June 4, 1781, Colonel Simcoe, with his cavalry, made Steuben believe that the whole British army was at hand. Steuben retreated, leaving stores to be destroyed.