During the Guild Wars, it was overrun by Kel-Morian forces, who were subsequently repelled by the Thundering Third. Due to the fighting, Whitford was so heavily damaged that it was virtually abandoned, though its two-story bell tower (part of a chapel) survived the fighting, and provided a vantage point to survey the town.
Despite the damage inflicted, though some citizens chose to remain put in the city rather than head for a refugee camp. Such citizens had to be cautious however, as among those who remained were predatory individuals who prowled the city's remains. Feral dogs were also an issue.