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

Scott County / Tennessee

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
1. Scott County Marker
Inscription.  
Scott County
Scott County was formed in 1814 from Lee, Washington, and Russell Counties. It is named for native Virginian Gen. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) in recognition for his victories during the War of 1812. Scott later became commander of the United States Army. Natural Tunnel, about 850 feet long, is located here and was formed more than a million years ago. The legendary country music Carter Family resided in the county. The original Carter Family trio, Alvin Pleasant “A.P.” Carter, Sara Dougherty Carter, and Maybelle Arrington Carter, first recorded music in the 1920s. Gate City is its county seat.

Tennessee
Before the first Europeans permanently settled in Tennessee in 1769, it was inhabited by a number of Native American tribes including the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, and Shawnee. Until 1784 the territory composing Tennessee was a part of North Carolina. Tennessee became the 16th state admitted to the United States in 1796. Notable residents of Tennessee included U. S. Presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson, as well as frontiersman David Crockett.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
2. Tennessee Marker
Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee and an important center for country music.
 
Erected 2003 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z 230.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
 
Location. 36° 35.681′ N, 82° 34.315′ W. Marker is near Weber City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on U.S. 23 0.2 miles north of East Carters Valley Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weber City VA 24290, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Underground Route (approx. 0.2 miles away in Tennessee); First Court of Scott County (approx. 2.8 miles away); McConnell's Birthplace (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County (approx. 2.9 miles away); Big Moccasin Gap (approx. 2.9 miles away); Donelson's Indian Line (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Great Indian War Path (approx. 3 miles away in Tennessee); Blackmore’s Fort (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Scott County / Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
3. Scott County / Tennessee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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