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Near Rural Retreat in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Mount Airy

 
 
Site of Mount Airy Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Site of Mount Airy Marker
Inscription. In 1811, Martin Staley transferred land here to his son Valentine. A year later, his son formed the town of Mount (Mt.) Airy, sometimes referred to as Staleytown. The tract was divided into about 72 lots, including Main Street, Cross Street, and a public square. Following Valentine Staley's death in 1817, his wife and children successfully petitioned the General Assembly to sell more lots. With the establishment of a nearby railroad center at what became Rural Retreat and an attack on Mount Airy by Federal troops during the Civil War, Mount Airy ceased to exist about 1875.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-31.)
 
Location. 36° 54.193′ N, 81° 18.632′ W. Marker is near Rural Retreat, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on West Lee Highway (U.S. 11) just west of Kimberling Road (County Route 682). Click for map. U.S. 11 parallels I-81 between exits 64 and 60. Marker is in this post office area: Rural Retreat VA 24368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlers (approx. 3.6 miles away); Henry C. Groseclose (approx. 8.1 miles away); Battle of Wytheville
Site of Mount Airy Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Site of Mount Airy Marker
(approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Wytheville (approx. 9.9 miles away); Engagement at Marion (approx. 10.6 miles away); Battle of Marion (approx. 10.6 miles away); State Fish Hatchery (approx. 10.8 miles away); Sherwood Anderson (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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