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Near Fairfield in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McDowell's Grave

 
 
McDowell's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. McDowell's Grave Marker
Inscription. Nearby is the cemetery that contains the grave of Capt. John McDowell, who died on 18 Dec. 1742 during a conflict between Iroquois Indians and colonial settlers. Although accounts differ on how the conflict arose, it resulted in the deaths of more than seventeen Indians and settlers including McDowell. To avert a war, Lieutenant Governor George Thomas, of Pennsylvania, mediated the conflict in 1744 with the Treaty of Lancaster. It was decided that Lieutenant Governor William Gooch, of Virginia, would pay the Iroquois a reparation of 100 pounds. Also buried at the cemetery are other members of the McDowell family.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A 43.)
 
Location. 37° 52.067′ N, 79° 18.613′ W. Marker is near Fairfield, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on North Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at a crossover on Route 11 alongside the Red House and the McDowell Family (A-45) and the Dr. Ephraim McDowell markers. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield VA 24435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Ephraim McDowell (here, next to this marker); Red House and the McDowell Family
McDowell's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. McDowell's Grave Marker
Shown alongside Red House and the McDowell Family (A 45) and Dr. Ephraim McDowell markers
(here, next to this marker); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. mile away); Timber Ridge Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 3.2 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
McDowell's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
3. McDowell's Grave Marker
Looking north
Field behind marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
4. Field behind marker
Looking west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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