Kerr's Creek (HM1ZG1)

Kerr's Creek (HM1ZG1) (HM297G)

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 NumberHM297G
Series This marker is part of the series
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCommemmorative Marker
Marker NumberL 14
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] SG MCKEMY  
Locationbig map
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' 55.9800" N, 79° 29' 5.5200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2697 W Midland Trail, Lexington VA 24450, US
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