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Near Radford in Pulaski County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The New River

 
 
The New River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. The New River Marker
Inscription. Not “new” at all, the New River, the second oldest in the world, is more than 320 million years old. Only the Nile is older. The river received its original English name, Wood's River, perhaps from Colonel Abraham Wood who explored the area in 1654, from the 1671 expedition on which he sent Thomas Batte and Robert Hallom, or from Thomas Wood (possibly his son) who died on the 1671 trip. The name New derives from New Brittaine or New Virginia, for the western territory of the Carolinas and Virginia where the river begins, as mentioned after 1651 in official London reports.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 25.)
 
Location. 37° 8.415′ N, 80° 34.601′ W. Marker is near Radford, Virginia, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 11) and Hazel Hollow Road (Virginia Route 626), on the right when traveling north on Lee Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Radford VA 24141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County / Pulaski County (within shouting distance of this marker); Starnes (approx. 0.4 miles away); New River Bridge
Lee Hwy (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. Lee Hwy (facing east)
(approx. half a mile away); Wildwood Pool (approx. 0.7 miles away); Connelly's Run (approx. 0.8 miles away); Page’s Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Settlement (approx. 1.4 miles away); Radford (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Radford.
 
Also see . . .
1. New River. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Friends of the New River. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Lee Hwy (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
3. Lee Hwy (facing west)
Nearby New River RR Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
4. Nearby New River RR Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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