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Gate City in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Court of Scott County

 
 
First Court of Scott County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. First Court of Scott County Marker
Inscription.  Scott County, named for Gen. Winfield Scott, was formed in 1814 from portions of Lee, Russell, and Washington Counties. The first court met on 14 Feb. 1815 at the house of Benjamin T. Hollins, about half a mile southeast of here. Hollins's house also served as one of the county's two polling places during its first election, held in April. A monument erected in 1915 marks the site. At an early meeting of the court, the county established a new seat now known as Gate City. The brick courthouse there, built by James Toncray, opened in 1829.
Department of Historic Resources, 2016

 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KA-15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 38.272′ N, 82° 33.728′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on U.S. 23/58 0.3 miles east of Kane Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a small wayside
Scott County Court Marker<br>(<i>US Hwy 23 on left; 4th from west of 5 markers at this location</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. Scott County Court Marker
(US Hwy 23 on left; 4th from west of 5 markers at this location)
park on the north side of the highway as you approach Gate City. This is fourth-from-the-west of five markers at this location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gate City VA 24251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donelson's Indian Line (here, next to this marker); Moccasin Gap (a few steps from this marker); John P. McConnell (a few steps from this marker); Carter Musical Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackmore’s Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gate City (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Donelson's Indian Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Moccasin Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Scott County Courthouse, Gate City, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
3. Scott County Courthouse, Gate City, Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Nov. 28, 2020