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If you're interested in hiking, canoeing, or farm fresh produce, then Fort Blackmore is the place to be. Every visitor should stop at Mann Farm's produce stand on the main road for delicious strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers, in season. Once you've filled your belly, launch your boat or drop a fishing line in the world famous Clinch River, or drive a few miles up the road to the Devil's Fork Loop Trail. The Dungannon and Clinch River Scenic Road Tour offers a driving or cycling route that also passes through Fort Blackmore.
Located at the confluence of Big Stoney Creek and the Clinch River, Ft. Blackmore was an important frontier outpost. The fort was built on the north side of the Clinch River by John and Joseph Blackmore in 1773 as a large palisaded structure that provided an essential sanctuary to area settlers throughout the colonial period. There they would flee from settlements all across the area for protection when hostile Indian activity was detected – sometimes for months at a time. Ft. Blackmore was the westernmost of a string of forts along the Clinch and was often attacked by Shawnee, Mingo, or Cherokee War Parties, but never taken.
A monument marking the location of one of these historic forts, as well as a beautiful war memorial, are located on Rte 72, approximately one mile south of Fort Blackmore. While you're in Ft. Blackmore, look at the cliff on the opposite bank of the Clinch where Indians were said to hide out while waiting to attack the settlers in the fort.
Whether you're looking for trophy smallmouth bass, tasty trout, or a leisurely lakeside fishing trip, Scott County has the spot for you.
Stop by this roadside stand for delicious produce, fresh from the farm.
This beautiful route winds for 24 scenic miles along country roads in the heart of Scott County. Cyclists and motorists will revel in views of the Clinch River, waterfalls, and historical buildings spanning over 200 years.
The Fincastle Turnpike was one of the routes settlers used to reach the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail as they traveled west across the mountains. Today, a driving tour follows this route to many of Scott County's most historic spots.
The Clinch River offers opportunities for hour long through full day paddling trips along what The Nature Conservancy calls the number one river worth protecting in the United States.
North of the little Town of Dungannon, at the base of Stone Mountain is the beautiful Hunter's Valley.
Devil's Fork Loop Trail is perfect for the true backcountry enthusiasts who are willing to get their feet wet.
The Chief Benge Scout Trail is the jewel in the crown of Scott County's trail system through the National Forest, offering day hikes and multi-day backpacking opportunities.
Scott County is home to a variety of great events for the whole family. Here are some events that are happening in the near future. Read More
Points Of Interest
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- This tranquil lake attracts hikers, campers, paddlers, and birdwatchers.
- True backcountry enthusiasts who are willing to get their feet wet will enjoy this little-travele...
- Train and communications memorabilia
- This section of the Clinch River will provide a long day of unparalleled beauty for beginning pad...
- The remainder of this magnificent hall can be see on the Dungannon and Clinch River Scenic Road T...
- The highest point in Scott County offers stunning views, the beginning of the lengthy Chief Benge...
- Campground, swimming beach, and rare plants and animals. This is also a trailhead of the Chief B...
- Methodist Camp Pool on Stoney Creek will be open to teh general public on Thursday through Sunday...
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- hunting and fishing supplies and licenses. Hot and Cold Sandwiches, Soft serve Ice Cream, Soft Dr...
- Stop by this roadside stand for delicious produce, fresh from the farm.
- 24 hour Volunteer Ambulance Service & Rescue Squad