“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Greyledge in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Cartmill's Gap

Cartmill's Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 13, 2009
1. Cartmill's Gap Marker
Inscription.  This gap, just west, is named for Henry Cartmill who acquired land nearby on Purgatory Creek. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), conflicts between Indians and settlers increased in this area. In 1757, Indians laid waste to several nearby farmsteads, including the Robert Renick settlement a few miles north near present-day Natural Bridge. Renick was killed, while his wife and children (William, Robert, Thomas, Joshua, and Betsy) were taken captive. A neighbor, Hannah Dennis, also was made prisoner; Joseph Dennis, her husband, and their child were among those killed. The Indians escaped south through Cartmill's Gap.
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-92.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, French and IndianWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.
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It was located near 37° 33.397′ N, 79° 39.55′ W. Marker was near Greyledge, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker was on Arcadia Road (Virginia Route 614) near Lee Highway (Virginia Route 055), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 137 Arcadia Rd, Buchanan VA 24066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Cartmill's (Cartmell) Gap (a few steps from this marker); A Bridge Over Time (approx. 2.1 miles away); Buchanan & The James River & Kanawha Canal (approx. 2.2 miles away); Buchanan Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); 19857 Main Street (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kemble Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); 19827 Main Street (approx. 2.2 miles away); 19806 Main Street (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Cartmill's Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 13, 2009
2. Cartmill's Gap Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,172 times since then and 176 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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Dec. 6, 2023