Rose Hill in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-4.)
Location. 36° 40.641′ N, 83° 21.288′ W. Marker is in Rose Hill, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is on Daniel Boone Trail (Business U.S. 58) just west of Bypass U.S. 58, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rose Hill VA 24281, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Mound (approx. 3 miles away); White Rocks (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Ball (approx. 6.3 miles away); Thompson Settlement Church Doctor Stillís Birthplace (approx. 11.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker erected in the early 1930s with the same number but titled “Colonial Fort.” It read, “Near here Joseph Martin established a fort in 1768. It consisted of five or six cabins surrounded by a strong stockade. Indians soon forced the settlers to abandon this fort.”
Also see . . . Revolutionary War—Martinís Station Fort—Lee County, VA. “For the 200 miles of the course of the road through the wilderness, there was neither Indian nor white settlement. There was no base of supplies and no refuge, save only at one spot, and that was Martinís Station in Powell Valley. That was what made Martinís services in the establishing of his station along the Wilderness Road so important.” (Submitted on July 8, 2011.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.