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Big Crab Orchard or Witten's Fort XY-14 | Marker History

Big Crab Orchard or Witten’s Fort Marker, XY-14

On the hillside to the south stood Big Crab Orchard Fort, also known as Witten's Fort. Thomas Witten obtained land here in 1771 and built the fort as a neighborhood place of refuge. It was garrisoned in Dunmore's War, 1774.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1929
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Tazewell County
Physical Description of Location: US 460 Business, about 200 feet south of intersection with US 460, North Tazewell, VA 24630.
GPS Location: 37.1195431180,-81.5735500510
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