Near Nickelsville in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Kilgore Fort House
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KA-9.)
Location. 36° 44.134′ N, 82° 26.051′ W. Marker is near Nickelsville, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Nickelsville Highway (Virginia Route 71) north of Angus Glen Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nickelsville VA 24271, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Houstonís Fort (approx. 3.7 miles away); Early Settlers in Russell County (approx. 6.1 miles away); Patrick Porter (approx. 6.6 miles away); Patrick Hagan and Dungannon Dungannon Depot (approx. 6.6 miles away); Flanary Archaeological Site (approx. 6.6 miles away); McConnell's Birthplace (approx. 9.7 miles away); Big Moccasin Gap (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Kilgore Fort House. Despite its obvious defensive design, there is no record of the fort house being attacked by Indians. A story persists in the county that Cherokee Indians once camped on the far bank of Copper Creek, but that is unlikely since the far bank is a cliff. The fort house is on a natural crossing on Copper Creek that is still used today. Older residents remember when cars would ford the creek at this spot; at least two bridges, including the current one, have been built here. Unused bridge pilings still exist in the creek. (Submitted on November 25, 2015.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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