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Near Elkview in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler
 
Captain John Young Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
1. Captain John Young Marker
John Young Early Settler marker text on opposite side.
 
Inscription.
Captain John Young
Grave of Revolutionary War Vet. John Young (1760-1850) located in nearby Sand Run Cemetery. Noted soldier, Indian scout & trapper, he came to Kanawha Val., 1780s, named county trustee, 1794, and farmed 225 acres here.

John Young Early Settler
After military service in Rev. War and Indian Wars, John Young and wife Keziah, Lewis Tackett's daughter, settled here (1801) on land granted by Va. Gov. Tyler. They raised 11 children on Young's Bottom farm, bordered by Sand Run Creek to Youngs Creek from Elk R. to Wills Creek. He helped build Fort Lee and defend Tackett's Fort, from which in 1790s raid he saved wife and infant son in daring escape in canoe.
 
Erected 1995 by Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 8516 and Ladies Auxiliary – West Virginia, Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 27.647′ N, 81° 25.431′ W. Marker is near Elkview, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Elk River Road (U.S. 119) just from Milton Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkview WV 25071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
 
John Young Early Settler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
2. John Young Early Settler Marker
Captain John Young marker text on opposite side.
 
. Petrochemical Plant (approx. 4.4 miles away); Simon Kenton (approx. 7 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 12.5 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 12.5 miles away); Charleston 's Civil War Sites (approx. 12.5 miles away); Craik-Patton House (approx. 12.5 miles away); Ruffner Well (approx. 13.1 miles away); Lewis’ March (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
3. Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler Marker
Photo taken looking north on U.S. Route 119
 
 
Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
4. Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler Marker
Sand Run Gospel Tabernacle Church is on the right and photo taken looking south on U.S. Route 119
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 503 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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