Death of Boone's Son

Death of Boone's Son (HMO1O)

Location: Duffield, VA 24244 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 42.532', W 82° 54.527'

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In this valley, on 10 Oct. 1773, Delaware, Shawnee, and Cherokee Indians killed Daniel Boone's eldest son, James, and five others in their group of eight settlers en route to Kentucky. Separated from Daniel Boone's main party, the men had set up camp near Wallen's Creek. At dawn the Indians attacked and killed James Boone, Henry Russell, John and Richard Mendenhall (brothers), a youth whose last name was Drake, and Charles (one of two slaves in the party). Isaac Crabtree and Adam, a slave, escaped. This event prompted Boone and his party to abandon their first attempt to settle Kentucky.
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HM NumberHMO1O
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Marker NumberK 32
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329509 N 4064274
Decimal Degrees36.70886667, -82.90878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.532', W 82° 54.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 31.92" N, 82° 54' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11218-11432 Daniel Boone Trail, Duffield VA 24244, US
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