In August 1792, during a period of frontier unrest, Indians attacked the home of David Musick and his wife, Annie, near Honaker in Russell County. They killed Musick and captured his wife and their five children, Abraham, Elijah, Samuel, Elexius, and Phoebe. The prisoners were marched to present-day Dickenson County at the junction of Russell Fork and Russell Prater Creek. Nearby a company of militiamen attacked the Indians and the surviving Musick family members escaped. During the skirmish one Indian was killed and another was wounded. The remainder retreated westward.
Geographic Location: Dickenson County
Physical Description of Location: Clinchco, VA 24226. Located on Railroad Street (Rt. 63), 0.4 miles west of the intersection of Railroad Street (Rt. 63) and Helen Henderson Hwy. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Railroad Street (Rt. 63).
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