Pisgah in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Big Crab Orchard Or Witten’s Fort
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number XY-14.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Clinch River Forts Circa 1774 marker series.
Location. 37° 7.174′ N, 81° 34.412′ W. Marker is in Pisgah, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Trail of the Lonesome Pine (U.S. 19) and Frog Level Road (Business U.S. 19), on the left when traveling west on Trail of the Lonesome Pine. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tazewell VA 24651, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pisgah United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian-Settler Conflicts (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tazewell (approx. 2.7 miles away); Roark’s Gap Incident (approx. 2.7 miles away); William Wynne’s Fort Mathias Harman, Sr. (approx. 4.5 miles away); First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 5.9 miles away but has been reported missing).
More about this marker. This marker was listed in the first (1929) guide to historical markers, and all subsequent guides through 1994, as marker X-14. It is now listed as XY-14.
1. Following is a List of Men Who Served at Witten (Crab Orchard) Fort
From photograph 4
David Bustar (Bruster)
Thomas Whitten Jr.
Thomas Whitten Sr.
List of Scouts for Upper Clinch Valley
— Submitted July 16, 2011.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Scotty Drue Owens of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on July 14, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5. submitted on July 16, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 6. submitted on July 14, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.