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Near Blackwater in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee County Virginia / Tennessee

Area 446 Square Miles /                          

 
 
Lee County Virginia face of the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. Lee County Virginia face of the marker
Inscription. Lee County Virginia. Area 446 square miles. Formed in 1782 from Russell, and named for Henry (Light-Horse Harry) Lee, revolutionary soldier and governor of Virginia, 1791–1794. Daniel Boone’s son was killed by indians in this county.

Tennessee. First permanently settled in 1769 and long a part of North Carolina. In 1785, settlers formed the State of Franklin, not recognized by Congress. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the sixteenth state in 1796.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-128.)
 
Location. 36° 35.642′ N, 83° 4.252′ W. Marker is near Blackwater, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Trail of the Lonesome Pine Road (Virginia Route 70) and the state line and Tennessee Route 70, on the left when traveling north on Trail of the Lonesome Pine Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackwater VA 24221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carter’s Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away in Tennessee); Doctor Still’s Birthplace (approx. 6.9 miles away); Jonesville (approx.
Tennessee face of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Tennessee face of marker
7 miles away); a different marker also named Doctor Still’s Birthplace (approx. 7 miles away); Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 7.3 miles away); Thompson Settlement Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Hickory Cove (approx. 10.4 miles away in Tennessee); Pennington Gap (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Regarding Gravestone in Photo 6.
Stephen Surgener was a Lee County Supervisor and an important farmer. He was a Confederate soldier until wounded and discharged. Later he held the rank of major in the Union army. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from 1895 to 1898.

His granddaughter was reported saying that his grave is half in Tennessee, not far from the old Surgener home in Blackwater, Virginia. The appears to be some five yards from the state line.
    — Submitted June 12, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.

 
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Lee County Virginia / Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
3. Lee County Virginia / Tennessee Marker
Lee County Virginia / Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
4. Lee County Virginia / Tennessee Marker
Surgener gravestones roadside in Virginia next to the historical marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
5. Surgener gravestones roadside in Virginia next to the historical marker
Hon. S. S. Surgener Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
6. Hon. S. S. Surgener Monument
Gravestone reads “Born Jan. 6, 1881, died July 4, 1904. In my Father’s house are many mansions.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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