“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Clickable Map of Wise County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wise County, VA (25) Dickenson County, VA (18) Lee County, VA (35) Norton Ind. City, VA (3) Russell County, VA (13) Scott County, VA (31) Harlan County, KY (33) Letcher County, KY (13) Pike County, KY (42)  WiseCounty(25) Wise County (25)  DickensonCounty(18) Dickenson County (18)  LeeCounty(35) Lee County (35)  (3) Norton (3)  RussellCounty(13) Russell County (13)  ScottCounty(31) Scott County (31)  HarlanCountyKentucky(33) Harlan County (33)  LetcherCounty(13) Letcher County (13)  PikeCounty(42) Pike County (42)
Wise is the county seat for Wise County
Big Stone Gap is in Wise County
      Wise County (25)  
      Dickenson County (18)  
      Lee County (35)  
      Norton (3)  
      Russell County (13)  
      Scott County (31)  
      Harlan County, Kentucky (33)  
      Letcher County, Kentucky (13)  
      Pike County, Kentucky (42)  
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1Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — Big Stone Gap — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
Big Stone Gap. Big Stone Gap takes its name from a large stone, visible in a gap. Wagoners who followed Daniel Boone’s trail said: “It’s a day's ride from the Big Stone Gap to Cumberland Gap.” Fiddlers, banjo players, and . . . Map (db m90913) HM
2Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — KA-11 — Big Stone Gap
Big Stone Gap, originally known as Three Forks, received its carter February 28. 1888. A postoffice was established April 12, 1856. In the early nineties it became the center of iron and coal development. It was the home and workshop of John Fox, . . . Map (db m90914) HM
3Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — KA-17 — Carl MartinEarly Music Pioneer
Carl Martin was born in Big Stone Gap in April 1906. He grew up in Southwest Virginia and moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1918. He performed regionally on the guitar, mandolin, bass, and violin at coal camps, dances, and in traveling shows. In . . . Map (db m90912) HM
4Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — KA-8 — Donelson’s Indian Line
John Donelson’s Line, surveyed after the Treaty of Lochaber with the Indians, 1770, crossed the road here. This line separated Indian territory from land open to settlement. Violations of the line by settlers contributed to Dunmore's War, 1774.Map (db m44396) HM
5Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — KA-12 — Origins of Big Stone Gap
This was the site of the Gilley famly farm, settled by John and Mary Barger Gilley about 1790. The family cemetery was located just south at the end of Graveyard Alley. Named Imboden after Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden when it was laid out on . . . Map (db m90891) HM
6Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — I-2 — Southwest Virginia Museum
This museum is located in a mansion built by lawyer and industrialist Rufus Ayers, Virginia attorney general in the 1880s. Newman and her brother, C. Bascom Slemp, former U.S. Congressman and private secretary to President Calvin . . . Map (db m90897) HM
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Sep. 28, 2022