Speers Ferry in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wilderness Road Crossing of the Clinch River
"29th. Crossed the north branch of Clinch river, forded stock creek 6 times, forded Clinch river with great difficulty, some of the men were near being drownd, it fell sleet and
From Hamilton's Diary, May 29, 1779
Erected by Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation and Scott County Virginia.
Location. 36° 39.271′ N, 82° 44.81′ W. Marker is in Speers Ferry, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is on Orby Cantrell Highway (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at a pull off providing a view of the Clinch River and railroad bridges. Marker is in this post office area: Duffield VA 24244, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natural Tunnel: Railroading and Recreation (here, next to this marker); The Copper Creek Railroad Trestles (here, next to this marker); Speers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carterís Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Natural Tunnel Route (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carterís Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Scott County / Lee County (approx. 8.1 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 9.1 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Speers Ferry.
Also see . . . The Wilderness Road in Scott County. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.