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Near Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Price's Fork

 
 
Price's Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Price's Fork Marker
Inscription. Price's Fork is within the area often referred to as the German New River Settlement. Before 1745, German immigrants moved from Pennsylvania and began settling in this region within the Price's Fork-Tom's Creek area near and along the horseshoe bottoms of the New River. They were among the earliest settlers of European descent in the western section of present-day Virginia. Price's Fork received its name from the Price (Preisch) family, early German settlers here, whose land bordered both sides of the road. Price's Fork evolved into a village during the mid-19th century. Portions of the community's buildings are within the Prices Fork Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KG 25.)
 
Location. 37° 12.536′ N, 80° 29.519′ W. Marker is near Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Prices Fork Road (Virginia Route 685) east of Thomas Lane (Virginia Route 737), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Restoring Stroubles Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away); William Ballard Preston
Prices Fork Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Prices Fork Road (facing west)
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 3.5 miles away); Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia (approx. 3.5 miles away); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Commissary (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hoist Foundation (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Hotel (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Prices Fork Historic District. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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