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

Powell's Valley

 
 
Powell's Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Powell's Valley Marker
Inscription.  The names of the valley, river, and mountains that stretch out before you echo the names of long-hunters and explorers of the mid-18th century. Frontiersman Ambrose Powell came here with the Loyal Land Company expedition in April 1750.

Long-hunter Elisha Walden saw Powell's name and initials still carved on many trees when he hunted buffalo, elk, bear, and deer in the valley below in the 1760s. For wildlife and pioneer alike, Powell Valley provided a broad, easy travel corridor to the Gap.
 
Erected by Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural Features.
 
Location. 36° 36.314′ N, 83° 40.028′ W. Marker is near Ewing, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Pinnacle Road, on the right when traveling east. Located on the Pinnacle Overlook trail in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ewing VA 24248, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Powell's Valley Marker at the Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Powell's Valley Marker at the Overlook
this marker. Named for a British Lord (a few steps from this marker); A Maze of Mountains (a few steps from this marker); Generations Have Enjoyed this View (within shouting distance of this marker); Boundaries Settled (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "This American Gibraltar" (about 400 feet away in Kentucky); Waiting for the Battle that Never Came (about 400 feet away in Kentucky); Pinnacle Overlook (about 500 feet away in Kentucky); Iron Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ewing.
 
Also see . . .  Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Powell's Valley image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Powell's Valley
From the overlook, Powell's Mountain is in the far distance. Walden's Ridge runs through the middle of Powell's Valley at the base of the Cumberland Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,263 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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