Near Elk Garden in Russell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elk Garden Fort
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number X-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Clinch River Forts Circa 1774 marker series.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 36° 56.191′ N, 81° 57.999′ W. Marker was near Elk Garden, Virginia, in Russell County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Hayters Gap Road (Virginia Route 80), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 19. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Rosedale VA 24280, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Frances Dickenson Scott Johnson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Russell Courthouse Smith’s Fort (approx. 7.9 miles away); Glade Hollow Fort (approx. 8.9 miles away); Jessee’s Mill (approx. 11 miles away); Saltville (approx. 11.7 miles away); Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial (approx. 13.5 miles away); Buchanan-Blakemore House (approx. 13.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same title and number that read, “A short distance south stood the fort commanded by John Kinkead, 1774. It was then the center of Elk Garden community, later the homestead of William A. Stuart. The house was built near the site of the fort.”
Regarding Elk Garden Fort. Elk Garden is about 3 miles south then west by road. Take Hayters Gap Road (Route 80) here and turn right at Elk Garden Road (Route 656).
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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