Greenville in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Home of Isaac Estill / Block House on Indian Creek
Isaac moved to block house on Indian Creek in 1773 at age 7 with Wallace & Mary Ann Campbell Estill. In 1788 he married Elizabeth, dau. of John Frogg, killed in 1774 at Battle of Pt. Pleasant, & granddau. of John Lewis, 1st settler of Augusta Co. Isaac served in 1799 as 1st and later 6th sheriff of Monroe Co.; in Va. General Assembly, 1806-09 and 1817-18; and as a Major in the Virginia Militia. Relocated to Kentucky in 1818.
Built by Wallace Estill, who relocated here in fall, 1773 from Fort George on Bullpasture R. He was Comm. Capt. in 1752, served in Colonial Wars against Native Americans; and as High Sheriff & Magistrate, Augusta Co. 3- story stone home with 18 in. walls served as block house for protection against raids. Capt. Estill died 1792, age 94. Son, Isaac, inherited and likely added frame addition. Placed on National Registry in 1984.
Erected 1999 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1773.
Location. 37° 31.712′ N, 80° 37.647′ W. Marker is in Greenville, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Memorial is on Greenville Road (West Virginia Route 122). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville WV 24945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mann-Miller / Springfield (approx. 1.7 miles away); Saltpeter Caves (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cook's Fort (approx. 3.7 miles away); Grave of Elizabeth Graham Stodghill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Salt Sulphur (approx. 4.3 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dr. Henry Lake Dickason (approx. 5.7 miles away); Chapman House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
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