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

To Mark The Site of The Lead Mines

 
 
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By Roger Miller, October 22, 2018
1. To Mark The Site of The Lead Mines Marker
Inscription.  An important source of ammunition for the Revolutionary War and of The Courthouse of Fincastle County 1772-1776

Here on January 20 1775, The Committee of Safety of Fincastle County adopted resolutions boldly declaring their determination never to surrender the rights and privileges granted to them as Virginians, closing with this assertion. "These are our real, though unpolished sentiments of liberty and loyalty and in them we are resolved to live and die."
 
Erected 1975.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 1775.
 
Location. 36° 51.4′ N, 80° 55.723′ W. Marker is in Austinville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on Austinville Road (Virginia Route 619), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1995 Austinville Road, Austinville VA 24312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ivanhoe (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1901 Allis Chalmers Rock Crusher (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ivanhoe Furnace (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fincastle County (approx. 2˝ miles away); The New River (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shot Tower at Jackson's Ferry

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By Roger Miller, October 22, 2018
2. To Mark The Site of The Lead Mines Marker
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); Jackson’s Ferry and Shot Tower (approx. 3.4 miles away); Austin's Birthplace (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austinville.
 
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By Roger Miller, October 22, 2018
3. To Mark The Site of The Lead Mines Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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