Near Norton in Wise County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-22.)
Location. 36° 54.785′ N, 82° 40.16′ W. Marker is near Norton, Virginia, in Wise County. Marker is on Orby Cantrell Hwy (US 58 Alt) (U.S. 23), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is at the James Walker Robinson Memorial Scenic Overlook on the northbound lanes just south of Norton. Marker is in this post office area: Norton VA 24273, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Norton / Coeburn (approx. 3.8 miles away); Napoleon Hill (approx. 6 miles away); Appalachia (approx. 6.2 miles away); Big Stone Gap (approx. 6.5 miles away); Origins of Big Stone Gap (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Big Stone Gap (approx. 6.6 miles away); Wise (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norton.
Also see . . . Excerpt from Benge! by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr. “No one would have known where they had passed but for a little girl. Eliza Jane Addington lived on the Clinch near the mouth of Benge’s Creek. She saw a wet moccasin print on a stone in the creek and alerted the militia. The Head party had been scouring the countryside looking for some sign to indicate which way Benge had gone. The process of putting them onto the trail took much of the remainder of the day.” (Submitted on July 5, 2011.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.