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

Donelson's Indian Line

 
 
Donelson's Indian Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. Donelson's Indian Line Marker
Inscription.  Cherokee Indians lived in this area before European settlement. In the Treaty of Lochaber (1770), the Cherokee agreed to shift westward the boundary between their land and territory open to settlers. This new line was to run from the vicinity of present-day Kingsport, Tennessee, to the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers, now in West Virginia. John Donelson represented Virginia in the party that surveyed the line in 1771. With the consent of Cherokee representative Attakullakulla, Donelson blazed a line that extended to the mouth of the Kentucky River, well to the west of the boundary delineated in the treaty. Donelson's line crossed the road near here.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
 
Location. 36° 38.272′ N, 82° 33.732′ W. Marker is in Gate
Donelsons Indian Line Marker<br>(<i>US Hwy 23 left; 5th from west of 5 markers at this location</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. Donelsons Indian Line Marker
(US Hwy 23 left; 5th from west of 5 markers at this location)
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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 park on the north side of the highway as you approach Gate City. This is fifth-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. First Court of Scott County (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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May. 25, 2022