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Hollins in Roanoke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roanoke County / Botetourt County

 
 
Roanoke County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 12, 2009
1. Roanoke County Marker
Inscription.
Roanoke County
Area 305 Square Miles
Formed in 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery, and probably named for the Roanoke River. General Andrew Lewis lived here. The city of Roanoke is known as the Magic City of the South.

Botetourt County
Area 548 Square Miles
Formed in 1769 from Augusta, and named for Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia 1768-70. Buchanan was the western terminus of the noted James River and Kanawha Canal.
 
Erected 1940 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-106.)
 
Location. 37° 21.329′ N, 79° 55.795′ W. Marker is in Hollins, Virginia, in Roanoke County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamson Road (U.S. 11) and Summerview Drive, on the right when traveling north on Williamson Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hollins College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Carolina Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cloverdale Furnace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Daleville College
Botetourt County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 12, 2009
2. Botetourt County Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Mount Moriah Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hotel Roanoke (approx. 5.6 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 5.7 miles away); Roanoke Shops (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Roanoke County / Botetourt County. Botetourt is pronounced BOT ah tot.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Roanoke County / Botetourt County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 12, 2009
3. Roanoke County / Botetourt County Marker
Roanoke County / Botetourt County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 12, 2009
4. Roanoke County / Botetourt County Marker
Welcome to Roanoke County Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 12, 2009
5. Welcome to Roanoke County Sign
"The Heart of the Blue Ridge"
Marker can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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