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

Fanny Dickenson Scott Johnson

Fanny Dickenson Scott Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Fanny Dickenson Scott Johnson Marker
Inscription.  In this valley in June 1785, Fanny Dickenson Scott's husband, Archibald Scott, their four children and a young male member of the nearby Ball family were killed by members of four different Indian tribes. The rest of the Ball family escaped, but Fanny Scott was taken prisoner. She later was able to flee her captors. After evading Indians and enduring many hardships, she reached the New Garden settlement in present day Russell County by 11 August. Newspapers as far as away as Philadelphia reported her ordeal. She later married Thomas Johnson for whom Johnson County, Tennessee is named. She died in May 1796 in Russell County.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1796.
Location. 36° 42.526′ N, 82° 54.519′ W. Marker is in Stickleyville, Virginia
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, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Daniel Boone Trail (U.S. 58) and County Route 702, on the right when traveling east on Daniel Boone Trail. 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Death of Boone's Son (a few steps from this marker); Long Hunters (approx. 1.3 miles away); Scott County / Lee County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lee County / Scott County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Members of Congress (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pennington Gap (approx. 7.4 miles away); Seminary United Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Turkey Cove (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stickleyville.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older one numbered K-5 titled Indian Massacre which read:
In this valley, in June 1785, Indians led by the notorious half breed, Benge, massacred the family of Archibald Scott, killing the father and five children and taking the mother into captivity. She later escaped.
Also see . . .  Massacre of the Archibald Scott Family. An account of the massacre. (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Markers at Stickleyville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
2. Markers at Stickleyville
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,711 times since then and 196 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Sep. 23, 2023