Speers Ferry in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wilderness Road Crossing of the Clinch River
"29th. Crossed the north branch of Clinch river, forded stock creek 6 times, forded Clinch river with great difficulty, some of the men were near being drownd, it fell sleet and hail with an exceeding sharp wind - a very small canoe took over some of us, after making a fire & getting well warmed we proceeded on our march thro' cane brakes, the ways crooked steep & miry"
From Hamilton's Diary, May 29, 1779
Erected by Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation and Scott County Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1779.
Location. 36° 39.271′ N, 82° 44.81′ W. Marker is in Speers Ferry, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Orby Cantrell Highway (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north. Located at a pull off providing a view of the Clinch River and railroad bridges. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natural Tunnel: Railroading and Recreation (here, next to this marker); The Copper Creek Railroad Trestles (here, next to this marker); Speers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter’s Fort (approx. 2.8 The Natural Tunnel Route (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carter’s Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Scott County / Lee County (approx. 8.1 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 9.1 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Speers Ferry.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.