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    Shenandoah Valley, Va. Powell's Fort Valley Treasure...?

    Shenandoah County; near Signal Knob ("Fed. Land")... east of Strasburg, Va. Treasure buried by "Germans" under a Rock Formation, with a carving or two. Mountain surrounds "site" like a "Fort"; ANYONE have info...? Inquiring Minds wanna know!

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    Silver Mine; raw ore used to "make" counterfeit coins... in Powell's Fort Valley. PFV was owned by a "Brit"...
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    More R & I on this... Lord Powell & his grand-daughter came over from England; she had TB. Lord Powell built a house on top of the mountain (Signal Knob...?). "He traveled around with the Indians & found found GOLD in mountains" of Powell's Fort Valley. Powell smelted the GOLD & made GOLD BARS, which he divided with the Indians for their help. "He made several trips back to England" (like Jonathan Swift...?), and buried much of the GOLD, which has been sought for, but! NEVER found... such is thought to have been buried at SIGNAL KNOB, where his grand-daughter was buried. "The abutment of the chimney of Powell's cabin" was found according to "tradition" (like Buford's in the Beale Treasure story...?); an Ore Furnace was found, leading to "BIG GOLD of Lord Powell". An IRON POT of GOLD was found (1937), with a "carving" of a KEY across the top. There was a carving of ANIMAL PAWS on some rocks; building a road in that area (FED Road...?), blasting, etc. destroyed the "Signs", making it VERY difficult to find the Treasure. Treasure was buried in those mountains under a cliff of BIG rocks; YEP! Sounds like Signal Knob area...
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    Latest R & I; Lord Powell was a friend of Lord Fairfax. Lord Fairfax had GEORGE WASHINGTON (as a young man) do a SURVEY of his NorthWest Virginia area (Shenandoah Valley), including Powell's Fort Valley. MAYBE, George Washington carved his "GW" on a rock in Powell's Fort Valley, like he did at Natural Bridge, Va. Yes, "GW" did THAT survey, too... AND!
    Natural Bridge was once owned by THOMAS JEFFERSON.
    BTW, there is a "legend" that a cache of GOLD was buried in the Northwest corner, on top of the Bridge, adjacent to Rt. 11, which crosses the top! OMG!
    Last edited by Rebel - KGC; Jun 13, 2016 at 08:55 PM.

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    Area is now known as GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST... WHOO!
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    I've lived in the Fort for quite some time. I've heard lots of stories as well. It's interesting to say the least.
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    Do TELL!

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    I have some interest as well, and I think I may have some clues and a map of sorts.
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    I think you are looking in the wrong areas
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    Quote Originally Posted by scvbasteve View Post
    I think you are looking in the wrong areas
    Eh...?

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    steve

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    According to what I have(map) it is located..........well I ain't going to spill the secret here!
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    Heh...

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    For SPRING, 2017; a GREAT start!

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    Shenandoah Valley MD/TH Club; ready for a SPRING HIKE...?
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    My Dad and his Brother , sisters, parents, etc., grew up in Fort Valley and went to school in Strasburg. Never heard it called Powell's but there are lot's of references online. I have even seen notes about the supposed treasure buried and paw-marked rocks near but have been destroyed by road-making. Wonder if this is real or not and if so is this one of those that some worker stumbled upon the gold during the construction, returned later and claimed it at night and never came back or said anything and that is why it has not turned up? Or as scvbasteve said, everyone looking in the wrong spot? Again, I saw George Wash. Nat. Forest-BUMMER! Public lands need to be opened or at least allow permits to be applied for and granted unless you really make a mess and then you get blacklisted.
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