Cartmill's Gap

Cartmill's Gap (HMCCK)

Location: Buchanan, VA 24066 Botetourt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.397', W 79° 39.55'

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This gap, just west, is named for Henry Cartmill who acquired land nearby on Purgatory Creek. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), conflicts between Indians and settlers increased in this area. In 1757, Indians laid waste to several nearby farmsteads, including the Robert Renick settlement a few miles north near present-day Natural Bridge. Renick was killed, while his wife and children (William, Robert, Thomas, Joshua, and Betsy) were taken captive. A neighbor, Hannah Dennis, also was made prisoner; Joseph Dennis, her husband, and their child were among those killed. The Indians escaped south through Cartmill's Gap.
Marker NumberA-92
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 618429 N 4157467
Decimal Degrees37.55661667, -79.65916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.397', W 79° 39.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 23.82" N, 79° 39' 33.00" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 83-111 Lee Highway, Buchanan VA 24066, US
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