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Frances Dickenson Scott Johnson X-3 | Marker History

Frances Dickenson Scott Johnson Marker, X-3

Near this site is the grave of Frances Dickenson Scott Johnson (died 1796), sister of Henry Dickenson who was the first clerk of Russell County. In 1785, while living in Powell's Valley in Scott County, her first husband, Archibald Scott, and their four children were murdered by Indians, and she was taken captive. She ultimately escaped, and after wandering in the rugged mountains of Kentucky for nearly a month, made her way back to Russell County. She later married Thomas Johnson.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1986
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Russell County
Physical Description of Location: Intersection of Virginia 80 and Loop Road (County Road 619), Abingdon, VA 24210.
GPS Location: 36.8906514460,-81.9537106420
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