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Burke's Garden XY-12 | Marker History

Burke’s Garden Marker, XY-12

Eight miles east is Burke's Garden, discovered by James Burke in 1749. Major Lewis's expedition against the Indians, 1756, camped there, and Burke's Fort was there in 1774. In 1781 Indians raided into Burke's Garden, carrying off the wife and children of Thomas Ingles.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1929
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Tazewell County
Physical Description of Location: Virginia 61, about 1.9 miles east of intersection with US 460 Business, Tazewell, VA 24651. Marker is on right when traveling east on Virginia 61.
GPS Location: 37.125129,-81.465874
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