First Settlement

First Settlement (HMFUE)

Location: Radford, VA 24141 Pulaski County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.769', W 80° 36.046'

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About five miles southwest is Dunkard Bottom, where Dr. Thomas Walker found a settlement in 1750. The fort there was built about 1756 and was the first fort in Virginia west of New River. The first store and first mill were also there.
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberK-29
Year Placed1929
Placed ByConservation and Development Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:46am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] TLCROSIER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 535454 N 4111160
Decimal Degrees37.14615000, -80.60076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.769', W 80° 36.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 46.1400" N, 80° 36' 2.7600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7099 US-11, Radford VA 24141, US
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