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Near Groseclose in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Settlers

 
 
Early Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Early Settlers Marker
Inscription. Stephen Holstein (Holston), coming here before 1748, gave his name to the river and valley. James Davis settled on this place, “Davisí Fancy,” in 1748 and his home became a neighborhood fort.
 
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-30.)
 
Location. 36° 53.171′ N, 81° 22.294′ W. Marker is near Groseclose, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) near Exit 54 (Interstate 81), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is on the south side of the exit west of The Barn Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7412 Lee Hwy, Rural Retreat VA 24368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mount Airy (approx. 3.6 miles away); Engagement at Marion (approx. 7 miles away); Battle of Marion (approx. 7 miles away); Sherwood Anderson (approx. 7.2 miles away); State Fish Hatchery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Colonial Home (approx. 7.8 miles away); Col. Arthur Campbell (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hungry Mother State Park (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Early Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Early Settlers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 16 times this year. 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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