Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Big Stone Gap
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number KA-11.)
Location. 36° 52.127′ N, 82° 46.511′ W. Marker is in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in Wise County. Marker is on East 5th Street North (Business U.S. 28) north of Shawnee Avenue East, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 E 5th St N, 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. Origins of Big Stone Gap (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carl Martin (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Stone Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southwest Virginia Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Appalachia (approx. 2.6 miles away); Donelson’s Indian Line Benge’s Gap (approx. 6.6 miles away); Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Stone Gap.
Also see . . .
1. John Fox Jr. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. This Amazon.com page has a Look Inside feature for this book. “He had seen the big pine when he first came to those hills—one morning, at daybreak, when the valley was a sea of mist that threw soft clinging spray to the very mountain tops: for even above the mists, that morning, its mighty head arose—sole visible proof that the earth still slept beneath. Straightway, he wondered how it had ever got there, so far above the few of its kind that haunted the green dark ravines far below. Some whirlwind, doubtless, had sent a tiny cone circling heavenward and dropped it there. It had sent others, too, no doubt, but how had this tree faced wind and storm alone and alone lived to defy both so proudly? Some day he would learn. Thereafter, he had seen it, at noon—but little less majestic among the oaks that stood about it; had seen it catching the last light at sunset, clean-cut against the after-glow, and like a dark, silent, mysterious sentinel (Submitted on November 24, 2015.)
2. Big Stone Gap Movie (2015).
Big Stone Gap Official Trailer
3. Adriana Trigiani Big Stone Gap. 2001 novel on Amazon.com (Submitted on November 24, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.