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Near Ewing in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Ball

1756–1809

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
1. John Ball Marker
Inscription. Pioneer settler of Lee County, Revolutionary soldier, juror, and surveyor. Helped select road from Martins Station to Cumberland Gap. Buried south of here at mouth of the cave. His wife was “Polly” Yearly. His great-grandson, P. M. Ball (1837–1927), was a Confederate Soldier.
 
Erected by WWH. Approved by the Lee County Board of Supervisors. Sponsored by descendants of John Ball.
 
Location. 36° 37.88′ N, 83° 27.127′ W. Marker is near Ewing, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is on Daniel Boone Trail (Business U.S. 58) just west of County Route 684, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ewing VA 24248, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Rocks (approx. half a mile away); Indian Mound (approx. 3.2 miles away); Martinís Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cumberland Gap (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lee County/Tennessee (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
John Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
2. John Ball Marker
 
 
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 560 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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