The Fort Edwards Foundation
       The Fort Edwards Foundation of Capon Bridge, West Virginia


Original Vegetation at Fort Edwards

    When The Fort Edwards Foundation had a Comprehensive Plan of our site done in the mid 1990s, we had a listing of plant species found on the site that could have been there when Joseph Edwards arrived in the eighteenth century. We are using that list as the basis for a landscape plan that will afford opportunites for educating our visitors about the life of Hampshire County's early settlers. Unfortunately, there are a number of new, invasive species that must be removed before a new landscape plan can be implemented. Along with the work erecting more of the Stockade model we are currently involved in a project to create a landscape plan and begin construction of walking trails and colonial indigenous plantings. If you would like to help with this project, please contact us. Thank you.


  • Box Elder - Acer negundo
  • Serviceberry - Amalanchier arboreaTrail sign image
  • Mockernut Hickory - Carya tomentosa
  • Hackberry - Colds occidentalis
  • Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida
  • Hawthom - Craetegus sp.
  • Omen Ash - Fraxinus pennsylvanica
  • Black Walnut - Juglans nigra
  • Tulip Poplar - Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Apple - Malus sp.
  • Pine - pinus sp.
  • Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis
  • White Oak - Quercus alba
  • Red Oak - Quercus rubra
  • Black Locust - Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Sassafras - Sassafras albidum


    • Spicebush - Lindera benzoin


    • Clernatis - Clematis sp.
    • Virginia Creeper - Parthenocisus quinquefolium
    • Poison Ivy - Taxidendron radicans
    • Grape - Max sp.

    Perennials and Grasses

    • Broomsedge - Andropogon virginiana
    • Aster - Aster sp.
    • Chickory - Cichorium intybus
    • Thistle - Cirsium sp.
    • Queen Anne's Lace - Daucus carrota
    • Daisy Fleabane - Erigeron annuus
    • Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta
    • Goldenrod - Solidago sp.
    • Cattail - Typha latifolia
  • Area of Fort Edwards site to be included in landscape plan
    landscaped area of Visitor Center
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    updated: 2/14/11