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Stickleyville in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long Hunters

 
 
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Photographed By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
1. Long Hunters Marker
Inscription.  Long hunters, so named because they left home for months at a time, pursued game beyond the limits of Euro-American settlement in the 18th century. Hunting parties of ten formed in the Holston River valley and traveled west before setting up base camps from which hunters dispersed in groups of two or three. In 1761, Elisha Wallen established the first-known base camp here in Powell Valley. Long hunters, including Daniel Boone, explored present day Kentucky and Tennessee and brought back deer, elk, and bison hides and beaver and otter pelts to sell in eastern markets. Native Americans, primarily Cherokee and Shawnee, violently resisted this use of their traditional hunting territory.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 127.)
 
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 1761.
 
Location. 36° 43.061′ N, 82° 55.808′ 
Long Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, July 27, 2020
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W. Marker is in Stickleyville, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 58/421 and Pine Drive, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 58/421. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duffield VA 24244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Death of Boone's Son (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fanny Dickenson Scott Johnson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Scott County / Lee County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pennington Gap (approx. 6.1 miles away); Members of Congress (approx. 7.4 miles away); Turkey Cove (approx. 8.4 miles away); Seminary United Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Carter’s Fort (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stickleyville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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