McDowell's Grave

McDowell's Grave (HMFR0)

Location: Fairfield, VA 24435 Rockbridge County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.067', W 79° 18.613'

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Nearby is the cemetery that contains the grave of Capt. John McDowell, who died on 18 Dec. 1742 during a conflict between Iroquois Indians and colonial settlers. Although accounts differ on how the conflict arose, it resulted in the deaths of more than seventeen Indians and settlers including McDowell. To avert a war, Lieutenant Governor George Thomas, of Pennsylvania, mediated the conflict in 1744 with the Treaty of Lancaster. It was decided that Lieutenant Governor William Gooch, of Virginia, would pay the Iroquois a reparation of 100 pounds. Also buried at the cemetery are other members of the McDowell family.
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HM NumberHMFR0
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Marker NumberA 43
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 648629 N 4192491
Decimal Degrees37.86778333, -79.31021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.067', W 79° 18.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 4.02" N, 79° 18' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4657 N Lee Hwy, Fairfield VA 24435, US
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