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Gate City in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Moccasin Gap

 
 
Big Moccasin Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Big Moccasin Gap Marker
Inscription. In March, 1775, Daniel Boone made a road through this gap to Boonesboro, Kentucky. It followed the original Indian path and was known as the Wilderness Road. For a long time it was the main route to Kentucky from the east.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K 15.)
 
Location. 36° 38.091′ N, 82° 33.306′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 23/58), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at a pull off at the entrance to Gate City. One of five markers in this cluster. Marker is in this post office area: Gate City VA 24251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donelson's Indian Line (here, next to this marker); First Court of Scott County (here, next to this marker); Carter Musical Family (a few steps from this marker); McConnell's Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackmore’s Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gate City (approx. 0.8 miles away); Faris (Ferris) Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gate City.
 
Also see . . .
Several Markers at the Gate City Pull-off image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Several Markers at the Gate City Pull-off
In this view are Big Moccasin Gap, Donelson's Indian Line, and the Carter Musical Family.
 The Wilderness Road. Page detailing Wilderness Road landmarks in Scott County. (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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