Indian and Settler Conflict

Indian and Settler Conflict (HMXMQ)

Location: Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.943', W 79° 26.373'

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On 18 Dec. 1742, the first known clash betweenIndians and colonial settlers in RockbridgeCounty took place near the mouth of theMaury River. Iroquois en route south fromPennsylvania encountered pioneers led byCapt. John McDowell. Although accountsdiffer on how the conflict arose, it resultedin the deaths of more than seventeenIndians and settlers including McDowell.To avert a war, Lieutenant Governor GeorgeThomas, of Pennsylvania, mediated the conflictin 1744 with the Treaty of Lancaster. It wasdecided that Lieutenant Governor WilliamGooch, of Virginia, would pay the Iroquoisa reparation of 100 pounds.
Marker NumberL-10
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 637688 N 4166173
Decimal Degrees37.63238333, -79.43955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.943', W 79° 26.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 56.58" N, 79° 26' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 Glasgow Hwy, Buena Vista VA 24416, US
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