The Block House

The Block House (tmp-6206c)

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

N 36° 36.485', W 82° 30.848'

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—The Anderson Block House Monument —

The starting point of the road through the wilderness to Kentucky, and the station where travelers used to wait until parties collected large enough to defend themselves against Indians on the journey.

Built about 1777 by Captain John Anderson, who died here in 1817, it stood until burned in 1876.

This tablet to mark its site was erected in 1921 by a descendant of William Brown who recorded in his journal: "We waited hereabouts near two weeks for company and then set out for the Wilderness with twelve men and ten guns, this being Thursday, 18th July (1782)."
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HM Numbertmp-6206c
Year Placed1921
Placed Bya descendant of William Brown. The land for the location of this monument was granted by O. M. Smith
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 364585 N 4052464
Decimal Degrees36.60808333, -82.51413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.485', W 82° 30.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 29.1" N, 82° 30' 50.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)276, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 734 Smith Hollow Rd, Gate City VA 24251, US
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