Our Travels: Drapers Meadow

History of Draper's Meadow, now Blacksburg, Virginia.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Dunkard's Bottom & Col. William Christian

Dunkard Bottom, Homesite of William Christian Posted by Picasa

William Christian was born around 1745 in Staunton, VA. His father, Israel, came to Virginia from Scotland around 1740. The chimney standing at Claytor Lake State Park was removed from William's home built at Dunkard's Bottom about 1772. That homesite is now submerged by the damed portion of the New River named Claytor Lake. Colonel William Christian was noted for his participation in the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and leadership in the settlement of Kentucky.


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