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Kerrs Creek in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Massacre of Kerr's Creek

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
1. The Massacre of Kerr's Creek Marker
Inscription. The Massacre of Kerr's Creek took place near the Big Spring a few hundred yards from this spot.
Oct. 10, 1764
A band of Shawnee Indians coming over the mountains from the Ohio surprised the fort and killed from fifty to sixty persons. This was the last attack by Indians upon the white settlers in this section of Virginia.
 
Erected 1929 by The Blue Ridge Committee of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 50.892′ N, 79° 29.052′ W. Marker is in Kerrs Creek, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is at the intersection of West Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and Big Spring Road (Virginia Route 631), on the right when traveling west on West Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kerr’s Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Todd Crawford (approx. 2.8 miles away); New Monmouth Church and Morrison's Birthplace (approx. 2.8 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 4.3 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy Ruins
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By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
2. The Massacre of Kerr's Creek Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Founding of Kappa Alpha Order (approx. 4.6 miles away); George Catlett Marshall (approx. 4.7 miles away); Washington and Lee University (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Bernard Fisher, September 4, 2017
3. The Massacre of Kerr's Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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