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

Gate City

 
 
Gate City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
1. Gate City Marker
Inscription.  The town was laid off in 1815 as the county seat of Scott County. The original name of Winfield, for General Winfield Scott, was changed to Estillville for Judge Benjamin Estill. In 1886, the name was changed to Gate City because of its situation in Moccasin Gap, through which the Old Wilderness Road to the west passed. It was incorporated in 1892.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 36° 38.31′ N, 82° 34.157′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Kane Street (Business U.S. 58) and Jones Street, on the left when traveling west on Kane Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 Kane St, 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. Blackmore’s Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Faris (Ferris) Station
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donelson's Indian Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prospect Public School (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Court of Scott County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moccasin Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away); John P. McConnell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carter Musical Family (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
Gate City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
2. Gate City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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