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Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Black’s Fort

 
 
Site of Black's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
1. Site of Black's Fort Marker
Inscription. The fort, built in 1776, stood a short distance to the south. Here the first court of Washington County was held, January 28, 1777.
 
Erected 1927 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-48.)
 
Location. 36° 42.693′ N, 81° 58.305′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Pecan Street SE and East Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north on Pecan Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor John B. Floyd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Female Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barter Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Virginia Creeper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martha Washington College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landon Boyd (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abingdon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Also see . . .  History — Abingdon, Virginia. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Wide view of the Site of Black's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 14, 2011
2. Wide view of the Site of Black's Fort Marker
Site of Black’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
3. Site of Black’s Fort Marker
This view is east with East Main Street on the left and Pecan Street on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 20, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of modern day view of location of Black's Fort (36 42.553, -81 58.260) • Can you help?
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