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Gate City in Scott County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gate City

 
 
Gate City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
1. Gate City Marker
Inscription. The town was laid off in 1815 as the county seat of Scott County. The original name of Winfield, for General Winfield Scott, was changed to Estillville for Judge Benjamin Estill. In 1886, the name was changed to Gate City because of its situation in Moccasin Gap, through which the Old Wilderness Road to the west passed. It was incorporated in 1892.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-11.)
 
Location. 36° 38.31′ N, 82° 34.157′ W. Marker is in Gate City, Virginia, in Scott County. Marker is at the intersection of Kane Street (Business U.S. 58) and Jones Street, on the left when traveling west on Kane Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 Kane St, Gate City VA 24251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackmore’s Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Faris (Ferris) Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carter Musical Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Donelson's Indian Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Big Moccasin Gap (approx. 0.8 miles
Gate City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
2. Gate City Marker
away); First Court of Scott County (approx. 0.8 miles away); McConnell's Birthplace (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named First Court of Scott County (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gate City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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