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Near Fort Chiswell in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anchor and Hope Plantation

 
 
Anchor and Hope Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Anchor and Hope Plantation Marker
Inscription. One mile north is a plantation tht was surveyed in March 1748, and patented, in June, 1753, by Colonel John Buchanan and named by him “Anchor and Hope.” There in 1792 an academy was established to teach oratory. The pioneer educator, Thomas E. Birch, was instructor and minister for the settlement.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-36.)
 
Location. 36° 56.653′ N, 80° 56.856′ W. Marker is near Fort Chiswell, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Exit 80 (Interstate 81), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 52. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Max Meadows VA 24360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lead Mines (a few steps from this marker); Fincastle County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 5.1 miles away); Walter Crockett (approx. 6.2 miles away); Jackson’s Ferry and Shot Tower (approx. 6˝ miles away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. 6.8 miles away); Wytheville Training School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Edith Bolling Wilson (approx. 7˝ miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Lead Mines, and Anchor and Hope Plantation Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Lead Mines, and Anchor and Hope Plantation Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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