|State Historical Marker just east of Port Royal|
At junction of Routes 74 and 3002
I've read that the fort was also located along the Trader's Path, which is a path that I cannot seem to locate. At first I thought that maybe it was an alternate name for the Tuscarora Path, but after reading and rereading the early histories of the region, I believe that the Trader's Path was the path used by settlers to travel over the mountains and into Carlisle. This would be the same path that John Gray and Francis Innis were traveling along on the day the fort was burned. So possibly the fort was located near the junction of these two paths.
|Stone memorial along Route 74|
About 14 miles west of Port Royal
|The marker for Fort Bigham|
|History on the memorial|
I want to add an interesting note: all sources I’ve found state that the fort was destroyed for the second time in 1763, but for some reason the marker that the site states it happened in 1766, which I believe is a wrong date.