Place:Abbs Valley, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

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NameAbbs Valley
Alt namesAbb's Valley
TypeUnincorporated area
Coordinates37.233°N 81.45°W
Located inTazewell, Virginia, United States     (1770 - )

Abbs Valley is an unincorporated community located in Tazewell county, Virginia. Image:Virginia, Tazewell county, Historical Marker XP-5.jpg

Brief History

Abb's Valley is named after Absalom Looney of Looney's Creek in Augusta county, Virginia, who came upon the fertile area surrounding the Bluestone branch of New River in abt 1770 and was so impressed that he returned home and enticed his kinsmen and neighbors to acquire land and settle there. Two of the first settlers to the area were Capt. James Moore and his brother-in-law, Robert Poague.

Abb's Valley is famous due to the Shawnee massacre and enslavement of Capt. Moore's family that occurred on 14 Jul 1786. (see person pages for more information)

Resources

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Abbs Valley, Virginia.

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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