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

Donelson's Indian Line

 
 
Donelson's Indian Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Donelson's Indian Line Marker
Inscription.  John Donelson's Line, surveyed after the treaty of Lochaber with the Indians, 1770, crossed the road here. This line separated Indian territory from land open to settlement. Violations of the line by settlers contributed to Dunmore's War, 1774.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 38.092′ N, 82° 33.309′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 23/58), on the right when traveling west. Located at a pull off at the entrance to Gate City. One of five markers in this cluster. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gate City VA 24251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Moccasin Gap (here, next to this marker); First Court of Scott County (a few steps from this marker); McConnell's Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County
Several Markers at the Gate City Pull-off image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Several Markers at the Gate City Pull-off
In this view are Big Moccasin Gap, Donelson's Indian Line, and the Carter Musical Family.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Carter Musical Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); John P. McConnell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moccasin Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. It lists two markers on Donelson’s Indian Line. Use the mapping feature to see both on the same map.
 
Also see . . .  John Donelson. Donelson was an important figure in the early settlement of southwest Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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