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Lead Mines K-39 | Marker History

Lead Mines Marker, K-39

Nine miles south on New River. Discovered in 1756 by Colonel John Chiswell, these mines supplied lead for the patriots in the Revolutionary War. Tories attempted to seize them in 1780 but were suppressed.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1927
Region: Southwest Region
Geographic Location: Wythe County
Physical Description of Location: 118 Fort Chiswell Road (Virginia 52), about 150 feet south in I-81 interchange, Max Meadows, VA 24360. Marker is on right when traveling south on Virginia 52.
GPS Location: 36.9441323880,-80.9475619320
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