Near North Tazewell in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Roark’s Gap Incident
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-29.)
Location. 37° 7.757′ N, 81° 37.268′ W. Marker is near North Tazewell, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Baptist Valley Road (County Route 631) and Jumps Road (County Route 637), on the left when traveling west on Baptist Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Tazewell VA 24630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mathias Harman, Sr. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pisgah United Methodist Church Big Crab Orchard Or Witten’s Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Indian-Settler Conflicts (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tazewell (approx. 5.4 miles away); William Wynne’s Fort (approx. 7 miles away); First Court for Tazewell County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing).
Also see . . . The Roark Massacre — Sanford Line. “The harsh winter had not yet snapped in the Baptist Valley of southwest Virginia, and the ground was covered with snow. Indian predations had been halted since the previous summer when the neighboring Evans family had been massacred by the Shawnee, so James had probably become secure in the relative tranquility of the area. Because of the long, hard winter, even those pioneers who had livestock were finding that little meat was still available, so James was compelled to set out that morning with his two older sons to hunt for their provisions.rdquo; (Submitted on October 20, 2015.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.