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Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wytheville

 
 
Wytheville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Wytheville Marker
Inscription. When Wythe County was formed, this place became the county seat under the name of Evansham. It was incorporated in 1839 as Wytheville. The old Wilderness Road to Cumberland Gap passed here. It July, 1863, Tolandís Raiders captured the town. In May, 1864, Averell passed here on a raid; the town was again occupied by Union troops in December, 1864, and April 1865.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-35.)
 
Location. 36° 57.02′ N, 81° 4.986′ W. Marker is in Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 11) just west of 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 E Main St, Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone Trail Highway Memorial (here, next to this marker); Edith Bolling Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Wytheville Training School (approx. ľ mile away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. ĺ mile away); St. Johnís Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Wytheville
Markers at the Former George Wythe Hotel on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Markers at the Former George Wythe Hotel on Main Street
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Walter Crockett (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wytheville.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Skeeterís, Home of the Skeeter-Dog image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
3. Skeeterís, Home of the Skeeter-Dog
The food at Skeeterís across the street from this marker must be real good. I had already had lunch when I stopped here at half-past noon on Saturday to photograph this marker so I cannot say one way or another from personal experience, but locals were entering non-stop while others were driving off with bags of food.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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