Faris (Ferris) Station

Faris (Ferris) Station (HM1PJZ)

Location: Gate City, VA 24251 Scott County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 38.313', W 82° 34.216'

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About two miles east of Moccasin Gap,
Faris (Ferris) in 1787 obtained l16 acres on
both sides of the Moccasin Creek. He and his
family settled in the area about 1782 and
their home became a stop on the Wilderness
Road. On 26 Aug. 1791, Bob Benge, also known
as "Chief Benge" and "Capt. Bench," and other
Native Americans raided the Faris property and
killed Elisha Faris, his wife, and a couple other
family members. Benge conducted raids in the
region and other neighboring states during an
extended period of conflict in response to attacks on Cherokee communities in the South.
Marker NumberK-12
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 359620 N 4055924
Decimal Degrees36.63855000, -82.57026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.313', W 82° 34.216'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 18.78" N, 82° 34' 12.96" W
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Area Code(s)276, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 233 Kane St, Gate City VA 24251, US
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