Near Hopewell Gap, five miles west, Simon Kenton was born, 1755. Leaving home in 1771, he became an associate of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark in Indian fighting. He won fame as a scout and as one of the founders of Kentucky. Kenton died in Ohio in 1836.
Geographic Location: Prince William County
Physical Description of Location: Southeast corner of intersection between James Madison Highway (US 15) and Sudley Road (Virginia 234), Gainesville, VA 20155. Marker is on right when traveling north on US 15.
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