Big Crab Orchard Or Witten's Fort

Big Crab Orchard Or Witten's Fort (HMTYZ)

Location: Tazewell, VA 24651 Tazewell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.174', W 81° 34.412'

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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, 1774.
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HM NumberHMTYZ
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Marker NumberXY-14
Year Placed1929
Placed ByConservation & Development Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 449049 N 4108290
Decimal Degrees37.11956667, -81.57353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.174', W 81° 34.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 10.44" N, 81° 34' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-209 Governor G C Peery Hwy, Tazewell VA 24651, US
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BIG CRAB ORCHARD OR WITTEN’S FORT
“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.

Jan 1, 2018 at 6:08pm PST by dskaggs777

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