Near Blackwater in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee County Virginia / Tennessee
Area 446 Square Miles /
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. 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).
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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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.