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Clintwood in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Mullins

 
 
John Mullins Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. John Mullins Marker
Inscription.  The only known Revolutionary War soldier buried in Dickenson County rests on knoll, to the left of intersection McClure and Mullins Avenues (State Highway 83). Died in 1849 at home of his son John who, in 1829, was the first settler on Holly Creek at what is now Clintwood. The Mullinses came from Toe River, Mitchell County, N.C. Family tradition has it “great-grandsir” John joined Col. William Campbell’s Over Mountain Men as they passed his home, and was one of that little band of Patriots to turn the tide of battle at Kings Mountain that glorious October day in 1780.
 
Erected 1968 by Descendants and friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
 
Location. 37° 9.003′ N, 82° 27.398′ W. Marker
Dickenson County Court House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Dickenson County Court House and Marker
Marker is under the “Front Door Open” sign.
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is in Clintwood, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route 607) and McClure Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. It is mounted on the wall that forms the courthouse steps, facing the street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clintwood VA 24228, 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. Ralph Stanley Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Clintwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dickenson County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Daniel Webster Dotson (approx. 5 miles away); Wise County / Dickenson County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Buffalo School (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pound, Virginia (approx. 8.1 miles away); Francis Gary Powers — U2 Pilot (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clintwood.
 
“Revolutionary John Mullins<br>Settled Here 1829, Died 1849 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
3. “Revolutionary John Mullins
Settled Here 1829, Died 1849
Fought in Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780”
Gravesite on knoll, now off the intersection of McClure Avenue and Dickenson Highway. Follow the signs next to the parking lot across from the Chevrolet dealer to walk up to the grave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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