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Abb’s Valley XP-5 | Marker History

Abb’s Valley Marker, XP-5

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."

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1939
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Tazewell County
Physical Description of Location: State Route 644, next to Pocahontas Cemetery, Bluefield, VA 24605.
GPS Location: 37.3098186880,-81.3347859540
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