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Lead Mines

Fort Chiswell Rd, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 56' 38.876604", -80° 56' 51.222948"
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Nine miles south on New River. Discovered in 1756 by Colonel John Chiswell, these mines supplied lead for the patriots in The Revolutionary War. Tories attempted to seize them in 1780 but were suppressed.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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