Fort Chiswell Site - Fort Chiswell, VA, USA
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N 36° 56.904 W 080° 56.060
17S E 505847 N 4089150
DAR Marker on a cairn denoting the historic site of 18th Century Fort Chiswell in Virginia.
Waymark Code: WM18RJ7
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/18/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses
Views: 8

Marker can be reached from East Lee Highway (Route F-044 Frontage Road) 0.9 miles east of Max Meadows Road (Virginia Road 121), on the left when traveling east. The cairn for the marker is accessed via the driveway.

A cairn marks the site of historic Fort Chiswell in Fort Chiswell, Virginia. The cairn is embedded with a millstone and a placard denoting the location which was mostly paved over during modern road construction.
The Golden Wheel is located at the bottom center of the placard splitting the 19 and 24 of the year it was placed.
DAR Chapter: Stuart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Wytheville, VA

Date Placed: 01/01/1924

Built by Colonel William Byrd for his
expedition against the Cherokees
military outpost of Southwest Virginia
1758-76, county-seat of old Montgomery
County 1776-1790, strategic point in the
defence of the lead mines during the
These millstones were used
in the old Fort Chiswell Mill.
Erected By Stuart Chapter, Daughters of
The American Revolution, Wytheville, Va.

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