Big Crab Orchard Or Witten's Fort

Big Crab Orchard Or Witten's Fort (HM249K)

Location: Tazewell, VA 24651 Tazewell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.168', W 81° 34.425'

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"On the hillside to the south stood Big Crab Orchard Fort, also known as Witten's Fort. Thomas Witten obtained land here in 1771 and built the fort as a neighborhood place of refuge. It was garrisoned in Dunmore's War.
HM NumberHM249K
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceFort
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker NumberWME9K
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 6:18pm PST -08:00
Photo Credits: [1] DARY SKAGGS  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationRoute 460 Bypass at Route 19/460 Business, west of Tazewell
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 449029 N 4108279
Decimal Degrees37.11946667, -81.57375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.168', W 81° 34.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 10.0800" N, 81° 34' 25.5000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)276
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-460 BUS, Tazewell VA 24651, US
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This is an amazing place to visit!

Jan 12, 2021 at 6:53am PST by chstudios

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