Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Origins of Big Stone Gap
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KA-12.)
Location. 36° 52.097′ N, 82° 46.381′ W. Marker is in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in Wise County. Marker is at the intersection of Wood Avenue East (County Route 610) and East Jerome Street South, on the right when traveling east on Wood Avenue East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Stone Gap VA 24219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Stone Gap (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Martin (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Big Stone Gap Southwest Virginia Museum (approx. half a mile away); Appalachia (approx. 2.6 miles away); Donelson’s Indian Line (approx. 4 miles away); Benge’s Gap (approx. 6.5 miles away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Stone Gap.
Also see . . . Streets of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. “Wallens Ridge Boulevard was named for Elisha Wallen, who was an early explorer during the time that Daniel Boone trail blazed through these mountains and Little Stone Mountain made a V with its point at Little Stone Gap. Within the V lies Powell Valley and the town of Big Stone Gap. At the open mouth of the V, another mountain pushes west of East Stone Gap, this is called Wallens Ridge.” (Submitted on November 23, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.