Abb's Valley

Abb's Valley (HMJW)

Location: Pocahontas, VA 24635 Tazewell County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.592', W 81° 20.087'

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Five miles southwest is Abb's Valley, discovered by Absalom Looney. James Moore and Robert Poage were the first settlers, about 1770. In July, 1786, Shawnee Indians raided the valley, killing or carrying into captivity the Moore family. Mary (Polly) Moore, Martha Evans and James Moore (captured earlier) finally returned. They are known as "The Captives of Abb's Valley."
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HM NumberHMJW
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Marker NumberXP 5
Year Placed1939
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:39pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 470333 N 4129300
Decimal Degrees37.30986667, -81.33478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.592', W 81° 20.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 35.52" N, 81° 20' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1915 State Rte 644, Pocahontas VA 24635, US
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