Scott County was formed in 1814 from Lee, Washington, and Russell Counties. It is named for native Virginian Gen. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) in recognition for his victories during the War of 1812. Scott later became commander of the United States Army. Natural Tunnel, about 850 feet long, is located here and was formed more than a million years ago. The legendary country music Carter Family resided in the county. The original Carter Family trio, Alvin Pleasant "_x001C_A. "P._x001D_ Carter, Sara Dougherty Carter, and Maybelle Arrington Carter, first recorded music in the 1920s. Gate City is its county seat.
Geographic Location: Scott County
Physical Description of Location: 2532-2538 Gate City Highway (US 58), Bristol, VA 24202. Marker is on left when traveling west on US 58, about 200 feet prior to intersection with Boozy Creek Road.
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