Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stuarts Draft in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Colter

 
 
John Colter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. John Colter Marker
Inscription. John Colter, born in Stuart's Draft about 1775, was a member of the northwest expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1804-1806). During his subsequent, solitary explorations of the West, Colter traversed the area now comprising Yellowstone National Park and discovered several passes through the Rocky Mountains suitable for wagon trains. His escape from the Blackfeet Indians following a footrace for his life has become a legend of the West. Colter died in Missouri in 1813.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JD-15.)
 
Location. 38° 2.111′ N, 79° 2.108′ W. Marker is in Stuarts Draft, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Tinkling Spring Road (Virginia Route 608) and Stuarts Draft Highway (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling south on Tinkling Spring Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stuarts Draft VA 24477, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tinkling Spring Church (approx. 4 miles away); Avenue of Trees (approx. 4 miles away); Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center (approx. 5.6 miles
Tinkling Spring Rd & Stuarts Draft Hwy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Tinkling Spring Rd & Stuarts Draft Hwy
away); Bethel Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Roanoke College (approx. 5.7 miles away); Woodrow Wilson General Hospital (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Woodrow Wilson General Hospital (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Barger House (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Colter. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement