Burke's Garden

Burke's Garden (HMU00)

Location: Tazewell, VA 24651 Tazewell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.5', W 81° 21.417'

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Known for its fertility and greatnatural beauty, the bowl shapedBurke's Garden is the highest valleyin Virginia. James Burke discoveredit during the 1740s while hunting andsettled here about 1754. After fouryears Burke and his family moved toNorth Carolina, where he died in 1783.The threat of Indian attack and theremoteness of the area discouragedpermanent white settlement untilthe early 19th century.
HM NumberHMU00
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceCommunity Center
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker NumberX-12-a
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DARY SKAGGS  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationMarker is near Tazewell, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on Gratton Road (Virginia Route 61) 1.3 miles east of the Tazewell corporate limits, on the right when traveling east.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 468292 N 4108798
Decimal Degrees37.12500000, -81.35695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.5', W 81° 21.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 30.0000" N, 81° 21' 25.0200" 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 5154 Burkes Garden Rd, Tazewell VA 24651, US
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