Clintwood in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1968 by Virginia Historic Landmark Commission. (Marker Number XB-13.)
Location. 37° 8.787′ N, 82° 27.399′ W. Marker is in Clintwood, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker is on Dickenson Highway (Virginia Route 83) just east of McClure Street and Ida Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clintwood VA 24228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ralph Stanley Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named John Mullins (approx. ¼ mile away); Clintwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dickenson County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Daniel Webster Dotson (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wise County / Dickenson County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Buffalo School (approx. 7½ miles away); Pound, Virginia (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clintwood.
Also see . . . The Mullins Family in Dickenson County. 1974 article by Elihu J. Sutherland in Historical Sketches of Southwest Virginia.” Excerpts: “John Mullins ... lived on the Toe River in Yancy (now Mitchell) County, North Carolina. Family tradition has it that his home was on the route Col. William Campbell and his ‘Redcoats,’ and that John Mullins joined the little force of patriots and went on to the glorious victory at Kings Mountain on that fine day in October, 1780. He reared a family in North Carolina, among his children being three sons: James, Solomon and John. After these sons came to the waters of Pound River in Southwestern Virginia, he followed them and spent his last days with his son John in Holly Creek Valley at what is now the town of Clintwood, Virginia. His descendants called him ‘Great-Grandsir.’ He died in 1849, and was buried near where John Powers now resides in Clintwood. The absence of any ready made coffins or lumber made it necessary to bury him in a crude coffin finished from a poplar log.”
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“John Mullins, born 1784, died at Clintwood, Virginia, September 19, 1859. He and his wife lie buried on a slope about three hundred yards west of the Courthouse. He was a farmer and stock raiser. His first home was on Toe River in Yancy County, North Carolina. Learning of the cheap land and good hunting conditions on (Submitted on November 19, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.