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Near Bandy in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mathias Harman, Sr.

 
 
Mathias Harman, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Mathias Harman, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Just east of here is the last home site and grave of Mathias Harman, Sr. (1736–1832), early explorer, hunter and Revolutionary War veteran. Harman helped establish the first permanent English settlement in eastern Kentucky in 1755. In 1789 he founded Harman’s Station on the Levisa River near John’s Creek in present-day Johnson County. He and his wife, Lydia, settled in this area in 1803.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-27.)
 
Location. 37° 9.979′ N, 81° 37.794′ W. Marker is near Bandy, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on Route 637 5 miles north of County Route 631, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bandy VA 24602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roark’s Gap Incident (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pisgah United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Big Crab Orchard Or Witten’s Fort (approx. 4.5 miles away); Indian-Settler Conflicts (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tazewell (approx. 6.8 miles away); William Wynne’s Fort
Mathias Harman, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Mathias Harman, Sr. Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 8.1 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 9.5 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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