John Colter

John Colter (HMV85)

Location: Stuarts Draft, VA 24477 Augusta County
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N 38° 2.111', W 79° 2.108'

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John Colter, born in Stuart's Draft about 1775, was a member of the northwest expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1804-1806). During his subsequent, solitary explorations of the West, Colter traversed the area now comprising Yellowstone National Park and discovered several passes through the Rocky Mountains suitable for wagon trains. His escape from the Blackfeet Indians following a footrace for his life has become a legend of the West. Colter died in Missouri in 1813.
HM NumberHMV85
Marker NumberJD 15
Year Placed1989
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 672435 N 4211540
Decimal Degrees38.03518333, -79.03513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.111', W 79° 2.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 6.66" N, 79° 2' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2658 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft VA 24477, US
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