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Historical Markers in Burkes Garden, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Tazewell County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tazewell County, VA (29) Bland County, VA (8) Buchanan County, VA (3) Russell County, VA (13) Smyth County, VA (29) McDowell County, WV (35) Mercer County, WV (34)  TazewellCounty(29) Tazewell County (29)  BlandCounty(8) Bland County (8)  BuchananCounty(3) Buchanan County (3)  RussellCounty(13) Russell County (13)  SmythCounty(29) Smyth County (29)  McDowellCountyWest Virginia(35) McDowell County (35)  MercerCounty(34) Mercer County (34)
Tazewell is the county seat for Tazewell County
Burkes Garden is in Tazewell County
      Tazewell County (29)  
ADJACENT TO TAZEWELL COUNTY
      Bland County (8)  
      Buchanan County (3)  
      Russell County (13)  
      Smyth County (29)  
      McDowell County, West Virginia (35)  
      Mercer County, West Virginia (34)  
 
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1Virginia (Tazewell County), Burkes Garden — X-12-a — Burke’s Garden
Known for its fertility and great natural beauty, the bowl shaped Burke’s Garden is the highest valley in Virginia. James Burke discovered it during the 1740s while hunting and settled here about 1754. After four years Burke and his family . . . Map (db m44656) HM
2Virginia (Tazewell County), Burkes Garden — XL-5 — Site of James Burke’s Garden
Burke’s Garden is named for James Burke who surveyed the region with James Patton by 1750. According to tradition, Burke buried some potato peelings in the region’s fertile soil during a survey expedition. Sometime later another group camped . . . Map (db m44663) HM
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022