Ewing in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-3.)
Location. 36° 39.22′ N, 83° 24.043′ W. Marker is in Ewing, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is on Daniel Boone Trail (Business U.S. 58) just west of Smith Hollow Road, 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. White Rocks (approx. 2.7 miles away); Martinís Station (approx. 3 miles away); John Ball (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thompson Settlement Church (approx. 11 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same name and number which read, “the knoll a short distance to the north is an Indian burial mound. The Cherokees were the principal tribe inhabiting this region.”
1930s marker guidebooks list another marker with the same name and number at this location which read, “the two knolls a short distance to the north are Indian burial mounds.”
Also see . . .
1. Indian mound in Lee County may reveal secrets of the past. Article by Walter Littrell in the Kingsport (Tennessee) Time-News. “Just a few days of careful, exacting excavation has already uncovered a trove of ancient artifacts from a Mississippian period Indian mound in Western Lee County, and because the isolated site has been relatively undisturbed since it was abandoned, archaeologists (Submitted on July 8, 2011.)
2. Woodland Indians in Virginia. Page in Charles A. Grymesí Virginia Places website. “Ely Mound is one of three mounds in Lee County that may have formed a city complex. It was excavated in the 1870s. At that time the mound still had the rotting cedar posts of what may have been a building used by tribal leaders of that area. Ely Mound is about as close to Monticello or Mount Vernon as you can get, for that now-vanished culture.” (Submitted on July 8, 2011.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 7, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.