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Greyledge in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cartmill's (Cartmell) Gap

 
 
Cartmill's (Cartmell) Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 16, 2022
1. Cartmill's (Cartmell) Gap Marker
Inscription.  Cartmill’s Gap, just northwest, is named for Henry Cartmill, who acquired land nearby on Purgatory Creek. During the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), conflicts between Indians and settlers increased in this area. In July 1757, Shawnee Indians attacked several nearby farmsteads, including the Robert Renick settlement a few miles north of here. Renick was killed, while his wife and children were captured and taken to the Ohio Country. A neighbor, Hannah Dennis, was also captured; her husband, Joseph, and their child were among those killed. A party of settlers pursued the Shawnee and killed at least nine of them in a skirmish before the Shawnee escaped through Cartmill's Gap.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-92.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, French and IndianWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1757.
 
Location. 37° 33.4′ N, 79° 39.565′ W. Marker is in Greyledge, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is at the intersection of
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Arcadia Road (Virginia Route 614) and Interstate 81, on the right when traveling west on Arcadia Road. Marker is at the onramp for northbound I-81 Exit 168. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Arcadia Road, Buchanan VA 24066, 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. 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); 19785 Main Street (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Cartmill's (Cartmell) Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 16, 2022
2. Cartmill's (Cartmell) Gap Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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