Fort Donnally was the site of attack by a large group of Indians in May 1778. The settlements were warned by two scouts from Point Pleasant named John Pryor and Philip Hammond (Hamman) who had volunteered to give warning to the Greenbriar settlements. The two scouts went from Pt. Pleasant to Fort Donnally on foot, being dressed to look like Indians by Nonhelema, the sister of Chief Cornstalk. Col. John Stuart came to the aid of the Fort the next day after the attack had began, news of the attack having arrived by messenger to Lewisburg, then Fort Union.
The actual fort was built in 1767 by Andrew Donnally.
Fort Donnally is located along Rader Run Rd., in Rader Valley, just off of US 60, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Lewisburg, West Virginia