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Near Greyledge in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cartmill's Gap

 
 
Cartmill's Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 13, 2009
1. Cartmill's Gap Marker
Inscription. This gap, just west, is named for Henry Cartmill who acquired land nearby on Purgatory Creek. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), conflicts between Indians and settlers increased in this area. In 1757, Indians laid waste to several nearby farmsteads, including the Robert Renick settlement a few miles north near present-day Natural Bridge. Renick was killed, while his wife and children (William, Robert, Thomas, Joshua, and Betsy) were taken captive. A neighbor, Hannah Dennis, also was made prisoner; Joseph Dennis, her husband, and their child were among those killed. The Indians escaped south through Cartmill's Gap.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-92.)
 
Location. 37° 33.397′ N, 79° 39.55′ W. Marker is near Greyledge, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Arcadia Road (Virginia Route 614) near Lee Highway (Virginia Route 055), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Arcadia Rd, Buchanan VA 24066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan & The James River & Kanawha Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away); Buchanan Bridge
Cartmill's Gap Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 13, 2009
2. Cartmill's Gap Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Wilson Warehouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Botetourt Artillery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Buchanan (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 2.6 miles away); Looney's Ferry (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mount Joy (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and IndianWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,600 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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