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Clemmons in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Linville

(c. 1711-1766)

 

—Militia Captain and “Long Hunter” —

 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
1. William Linville Marker
Inscription. First frontier explorer and settler of Tanglewood lands along the Great Wagon Road running from PA to GA. Born in Chester and raised in Conestoga, PA. Married Eleanor Bryan and moved to Shenandoah Valley, VA (on Linville Creek) by 1733, serving as militia Captain. Built log cabin near this site circa 1749-50, obtaining original Lord Granville Land Grants in 1753 & 1755. Older brother Thomas Linville, first American-born Linville, settled Belews Creek, NC, northeast of Moravian settlement at Salem. Sister Alice (Linville) Bryan purported to be the mother-in-law of Daniel Boone. Daughter Ann Linville married George Boone, Daniel's older brother, and settled in KY. William and son John Linville killed by natives in late summer 1766 while hunting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bodies retrieved and buried by George and, probably, Daniel Boone. River, waterfall and gorge in Linville Wilderness Area named for this frontiersman and "long hunter" - colonial term for adventurous men who left home and hearth for months to explore, hunt, and trap in the wilderness frontier. Erected by Descendants and Relatives of Thomas & William Linville
 
Erected by Descendants and Relatives of Thomas & William Linville.
 
Location. 36° 0.285′ N, 80° 
William Linville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
2. William Linville Marker
24.431′ W. Marker is in Clemmons, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Tanglewood Park Road and Manor House Creek, on the left on Tanglewood Park Road. Click for map. Located in Tanglewood Park at the entrance to the Manor House. Marker is in this post office area: Clemmons NC 27012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Johnson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. (approx. 0.9 miles away); McKnight's Meeting House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The "Hattie Butner" (approx. 1.8 miles away); Wachovia Tract (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fraternity Church of the Brethren (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cokesbury School (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Advance Academy (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clemmons.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
William Linville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
3. William Linville Marker
William Linville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
4. William Linville Marker
William Linville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
5. William Linville Marker
William Linville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
6. William Linville Marker
William Linville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 13, 2012
7. William Linville Marker
 
 
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