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VHM X 22 ~ Benge's Gap - OU0A4C

 Benge's Gap, Virginia Historical Marker number X-22 near Norton, VA.

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N 36° 54.774' W 82° 40.147' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 11 December 2016
 Date Created: 11 December 2016
 Last Modified: 10 February 2017
 Waypoint: OU0A4C

 


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Virginia Historical Marker X 22 Benge's GapView of Powell's Valley from near Benge's Gap

 

Benge's Gap Marker number X-22

Marker text:

Beginning in 1774, Chief Benge led a part of the Shawnee from the Ohio River on raids along the frontier. Benge, who was part white and part Cherokee, frequently captured slaves and then resold them; he also seized white women and children who were then adopted by various Indian groups. On 6 Apr. 1794, Benge attacked the Henry and Peter Livingston farm on the Holston River, took several residents prisoner, and marched them northeast. Three days later, when they entered the Powell Mountain gap just south, Lt. Vincent Hobbs and eleven Lee County militiamen ambushed them, killed Benge with the first volley, and freed the captives.

Department of Historic Resources, 1999

About the geocache placement.

The BIT cache is inside of a camo painted Altoids tin marked as an offical geocache.

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