Speers Ferry in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wilderness Road Crossing of the Clinch River
"29th. Crossed the north branch of Clinch river, forded stock creek 6 times, forded Clinch river with great difficulty, some of the men were near being drownd, it fell sleet and
From Hamilton's Diary, May 29, 1779
Erected by Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation and Scott County Virginia.
Location. 36° 39.271′ N, 82° 44.81′ W. Marker is in Speers Ferry, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Orby Cantrell Highway (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at a pull off providing a view of the Clinch River and railroad bridges. Marker is in this post office area: Duffield VA 24244, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natural Tunnel: Railroading and Recreation (here, next to this marker); The Copper Creek Railroad Trestles (here, next to this marker); Speers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carterís Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Natural Tunnel Route (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carterís Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Scott County / Lee County (approx. 8.1 miles away); Carter's Store (approx. 9.3 miles away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in Speers Ferry.
Also see . . . The Wilderness Road in Scott County. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.