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Near Ararat in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patrick County / North Carolina

 
 
North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
1. North Carolina Marker
Vandals damaged the marker as evidenced by the bullet holes.
Inscription.
North Carolina
North Carolina was one of the original thirteen states. The first settlement was made on Roanoke Island, 1585, but was not permanent. Settlers from Virginia occupied the Albemarle region before 1663, in which year the colony of Carolina was founded.

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Patrick County
Area 485 Square Miles
Formed in 1790 from Henry, and named for Patrick Henry, who thus had two counties named for him. General J. E. B. Stuart was born in this county.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-260.)
 
Location. 36° 33.389′ N, 80° 33.791′ W. Marker is near Ararat, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is on Riverside Drive / Ararat Highway (Route 773), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. At the VA/NC state line. Marker is in this post office area: Ararat VA 24053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stuart's Birthplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Roadbed
Patrick County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
2. Patrick County Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Stuart Graveyard (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Stuart Kitchen (approx. mile away); The "Lee" Tree (approx. mile away); Native Americans At Laurel Hill (approx. mile away); "Stuart the Raider" (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ararat.
 
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Patrick County / North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
3. Patrick County / North Carolina Marker
Patrick County / North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
4. Patrick County / North Carolina Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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