Radford, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1746 “Frederick Stering (Staring) and two sons” were workers on a road “ordered” from the N. Fork of the Roanoke to the New River. Second son, Frederick Starn, Jr., “entered” 200a “below the Little Horseshoe” in March 1747. Other sons, Sgt. Joseph, Pvts. Leonard and Adam, served in the 700 frontier VA Militia under Lt. Col. George Washington, 1756-58. They were sent to the Carolinas for the 1759-60 Cherokee Expedition under Capt. Chas. Hart. Youngest son, Thomas, settled on the Holston but was driven back here by the Indians.
Frederick Starn (Staring, ca. 1700 - 1774) immigrated to NY from the German Palatinate. With his wife, Mary (Goldman), and six children, he left the Mohawk Valley in NY to settle on the New River, about 2½ miles east of here, by 1744. A 1746, 500a survey designated the “Starn Place in the bend of the river”. 200a were entered “on ye mouth of Crab Creek” in 1747. During the French and Indian War, Frederick Starn was wounded and captured by the Indians in July of 1775 but escaped. He is the ancestor of this large old Southern family who are of German descent.
Erected 1992 by Starnes/Starns Triennial Association
Location. 37° 8.213′ N, 80° 34.201′ W. Marker is in Radford, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 11) and Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Radford Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 West Main Street, 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. Wildwood Pool (approx. ¼ mile away); Connelly's Run (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery County / Pulaski County (approx. 0.4 miles away); The New River (approx. 0.4 miles away); New River Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Radford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Page’s Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Settlement (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Radford.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 592 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.