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New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. John Sevier

1745-1815

 
 
Gen. John Sevier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, August 23, 2008
1. Gen. John Sevier Marker
Inscription. Frontiersman - famed Indian fighter - Revolutionary patriot - Co-Commander Battle of King's Mountain - first Governor of Tennessee and six times Governor - first Congressman west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founder of New Market, Va in 1765. His fur trading post stood on this spot and the logs in this cabin are from the original building.
 
Location. 38° 38.88′ N, 78° 40.32′ W. Marker is in New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of South Congress Street (U.S. 11) and Old Cross Road (also called Lee Highway) (Virginia Route 211), on the right when traveling south on South Congress Street. Click for map. Marker may be hard to see from road but can easily be read by walking up to the log building, which is now (in 2008) a gift shop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9391 South Congress St.,, New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Henkel House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Home of William F. Rupp (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Genuine Relic (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Shirley House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of New Market
Reconstructed John Sevier Trading Post image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, August 23, 2008
2. Reconstructed John Sevier Trading Post
(approx. half a mile away); Died on the Field of Honor..." (approx. 0.9 miles away); Baptism of Fire (approx. one mile away); New Market Battlefield Park (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Market.
 
More about this marker. The side of the building faces route 211 which is a Virginia State road here because it lies west of U.S. 11. 211 follows Route 11 northward for a few blocks and becomes U.S. Route 211 when it veers east off U.S. 11.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Sevier markers.
 
Also see . . .  John Sevier. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Side of building facing Route 211. image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, August 23, 2008
3. Side of building facing Route 211.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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