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Tazewell in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Wynne’s Fort

 
 
William Wynne’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. William Wynne’s Fort Marker
Inscription. On the hillside to the north stood Wynne’s Fort. A settlement was made here as early as 1752. Some years later William Wynne obtained land here and built a neighborhood fort. After 1776 the state government built a fort and garrisoned it.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number X-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Clinch River Forts Circa 1774 marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.47′ N, 81° 29.691′ W. Marker is in Tazewell, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Fincastle Turnpike (Business U.S. 19) and Ben Bolt Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Fincastle Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tazewell VA 24651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Burke’s Garden (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tazewell (approx. 1.8 miles away); Indian-Settler Conflicts (approx. 3.6 miles
Ben Bolt Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Ben Bolt Avenue and Marker
away); Pisgah United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Big Crab Orchard Or Witten’s Fort (approx. 4.4 miles away); Roark’s Gap Incident (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tazewell.
 
Also see . . .  Frontier Forts in Southwestern Virginia. 1968 sketch by Emory L. Hamilton. “Wynn’s Fort was located at Locust Hill on the North fork of Clinch River, about one and a half miles from the present town of Tazewell, VA, and was probably erected in 1774. Whether it was ever directly attacked by the Indians is unknown, but due to its proximity to the Sandy War Passes it may have been.” (Submitted on November 15, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
The Hillside to the North of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. The Hillside to the North of the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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