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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PBV_william-wynnes-fort_Tazewell-VA.html
On the hillside to the north stood Wynne's Fort. A settlement was made here as early as 1752. Some years later William Wynne obtained land here and built a neighborhood fort. After 1776 the state government built a fort and garrisoned it.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PBN_tazewell_Tazewell-VA.html
The town was laid off as the county seat, in 1800, when Tazewell County was formed, on land given by William Peery and Samuel Ferguson. First known as Jeffersonille, the name was changed to Tazewell, for Senator Henry Tazewell. Averell was here in…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PB0_engagement-at-falls-mills_Falls-Mills-VA.html
Here at dawn on 20 July 1863 the Confederate cavalry of Maj. Andrew J. May surprised a Union raiding party led by Lt. Col. Freeman E. Franklin. Aroused from its bivouac in Brown's Meadow, where it was preparing to burn the Falls Mill, the Unio…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PAT_pocahontas-cemetery_Pocahontas-VA.html
Pocahontas Cemetery was created after the 13 Mar. 1884 explosion in the Pocahontas East Mine that claimed the lives of at least 14 miners. Not until a month later were bodies recovered from the mine and buried together in what became the town…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OPT_roarks-gap-incident_VA.html
During the French and Indian War (1754-1763) and the American Revolution (1775 1783), European powers encouraged their Indian allies to attack frontier settlers. Such conflicts took place as settlers moved into lands that once were Indian ter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OOS_mathias-harman-sr_Bandy-VA.html
Just east of here is the last home site and grave of Mathias Harman, Sr. (1736-1832), early explorer, hunter and Revolutionary War veteran. Harman helped establish the first permanent English settlement in eastern Kentucky in 1755. In 1789 he foun…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMU40_shawver-mill_Tazewell-VA.html
The Shawver Mill community grew up here around the gristmill that George Shawver built before 1860. William Leffel and Adam Britts soon built sawmills, and the community developed like many in Virginia during the 19th century. By 1911 it sustained…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMU0D_burkes-garden_Medford-VA.html
Eight miles east is Burke's Garden, discovered by James Burke in 1749. Major Lewis's expedition against the Indians, 1756, camped there, and Burke's fort was there in 1774. In 1781 Indians raided into Burke's Garden, carrying off the wife and chil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMU07_site-of-james-burkes-garden_Tazewell-VA.html
Burke's Garden is named for James Burke whosurveyed the region with James Patton by1750. According to tradition, Burke buriedsome potato peelings in the region's fertilesoil during a survey expedition. Sometimelater another group camped at the sam…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMU00_burkes-garden_Tazewell-VA.html
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…
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