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

Indian-Settler Conflicts

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Indian-Settler Conflicts Marker
Inscription. During Dunmore’s war (1774) and the Revolutionary War (1775–1783) conflicts between Indians and colonists often intensified as European powers encouraged Indians from the Ohio region to attack frontier settlers. Tensions also sometimes increased when settlers moved into lands that were once Indian territory. Nearby to the south, an early conflict occurred in the upper Clinch River Valley, when Indians attacked and killed John Henry, his wife and their children on 8 Sept. 1774. Additional conflicts took place during this period, including a March 1782, Indian attack on the house of James Maxwell that killed two of his daughters.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Clinch River Forts Circa 1774 marker series.
 
Location. 37° 6.073′ N, 81° 33.141′ W. Marker is near Frog Level, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on Crab Orchard Road (Business U.S. 19) east of B F Buchanan Highway (Virginia Route 16), on the left when traveling south. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured
Indian-Settler Conflicts Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Indian-Settler Conflicts Marker
as the crow flies. Big Crab Orchard Or Witten’s Fort (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tazewell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pisgah United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Wynne’s Fort (approx. 3.6 miles away); Roark’s Gap Incident (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 4.3 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 5 miles away but has been reported missing); Burke’s Garden (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same number at this location, but titled “Indian Outrages.” The text of that marker, erected before 1930, read “Four miles south the first Indian attack in the Upper Clinch Valley took place, September 8, 1774. John Henry was wounded and his wife and children were carried into captivity. In 1781, Indians attacked the house of Robert Maxwell, near here, and killed two girls.”
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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