Walter Crockett was born in the 1730s. By 1760, he had joined the Augusta County militia. Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, he subsequently served in the militias for Botetourt, Fincastle, and then Montgomery Counties, beginning in 1769. He participated in the Point Pleasant expedition of 1774 during Dunmore's War, and in Revolutionary War activities on southwestern Virginia in 1779 and 1780. He represented Montgomery County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1777-1779 and 1789) and at Virginia's convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788. Crockett became the clerk of Wythe County in 1790. He died in 1811.
Geographic Location: Wythe County
Physical Description of Location: Marker is in median, facing US 11, at junction between E Main Street (US 11) and Lithia Road, Wytheville, VA 24382. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 11, just after I-81 interchange.
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth