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Gate City in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Donelson's Indian Line

 
 
Donelson's Indian Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Donelson's Indian Line Marker
Inscription. John Donelson's Line, surveyed after the treaty of Lochaber with the Indians, 1770, crossed the road here. This line separated Indian territory from land open to settlement. Violations of the line by settlers contributed to Dunmore's War, 1774.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-16.)
 
Location. 36° 38.092′ N, 82° 33.309′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 23/58), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at a pull off at the entrance to Gate City. One of five markers in this cluster. Marker is in this post office area: Gate City VA 24251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Moccasin Gap (here, next to this marker); First Court of Scott County (a few steps from this marker); McConnell's Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Musical Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blackmoreís Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gate City (approx. 0.8 miles away); Faris (Ferris) Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
Related markers.
Several Markers at the Gate City Pull-off image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Several Markers at the Gate City Pull-off
In this view are Big Moccasin Gap, Donelson's Indian Line, and the Carter Musical Family.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. It lists two markers on Donelsonís Indian Line. Use the mapping feature to see both on the same map.
 
Also see . . .  John Donelson. Donelson was an important figure in the early settlement of southwest Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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