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Crockett's Cove KD-9 | Marker History

Crockett’s Cove Marker, KD-9

Crockett's Cove has been home to the Crockett family for two centuries. It was named for Lt. John Crockett, Sr. (1737-1799), son of Samuel and Esther Thompson Crockett, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in the family cemetery a mile east. His half-brother Lt. Col. Robert Sayers (1754-1826), buried on a hill near him, also served in the war and later became a justice of the peace and a member of the Virginia General Assembly. On 10 May 1864 during the Civil War, just east of the Allen Crockett house here, occurred a cavalry engagement between the brigades of Union Brig. Gen. William W. Averell and Confederate Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1998
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Wythe County
Physical Description of Location: South corner of intersection between Crocketts Cove Road (State Route 600) and Cove Road (State Route 603), Wytheville, VA 24382.
GPS Location: 37.0091292150,-81.0730615360
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