Lee County, the western-most county in Virginia, was formed from Russell County in 1792; a part of Scott County was added later. The county is named for Henry _x001C_Light-Horse Harry_x001D_ Lee, governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794 and former American RevolutionarWar Officer. Cumberland Gap National Historic Park lies partly in Lee County and in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. The Cumberland Gap was the principal route through the mountains that Native Americans and early European settlers used to travel to the west and the south. The county seat is Jonesville.
Geographic Location: Lee County
Physical Description of Location: Ewing, VA 24248. Located on Old Wilderness Road (Hwy 58), 0.8 miles northeast of the junction of Old Wilderness Road (Hwy 58) and Hwy 25 East. Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Old Wilderness Road (Hwy 58).
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