Kerr's Creek

Kerr's Creek (HM1ZG1)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450 Rockbridge County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 50.933', W 79° 29.092'

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A series of armed conflicts between Native
Americans and settlers of European descent
occurred along the western frontier of the British
colonies during the 1750s and 1760s. In Oct. 1759,
during the Seven Years' War, Shawnee Indians
from the Ohio Country attacked settlers here at
Kerr's Creek. Pontiac's War (1763-1766), during
which a confederation of Indian tribes sought to
expel the British from the Great Lakes region,
also reverberated here. On 17 July 1763, Shawnee.
possibly led by Cornstalk, conducted another
surprise attack on Kerr's creek. A number of
inhabitants were killed, while others were
captured and taken to Ohio.
HM NumberHM1ZG1
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 633301 N 4190130
Decimal Degrees37.84888333, -79.48486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.933', W 79° 29.092'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 55.98" N, 79° 29' 5.52" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2697 W Midland Trail, Lexington VA 24450, US
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