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Hillsville in Carroll County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hillsville

 
 
Hillsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
1. Hillsville Marker
Inscription. This place became the county seat when Carroll County was formed. The first court was held here, 1842; A. W. C. Nowlin was the first judge. The courthouse, built in 1872, was remodeled some years ago. The town was incorporated in 1900 and rechartered in 1940.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number KD-12.)
 
Location. 36° 45.958′ N, 80° 44.198′ W. Marker is in Hillsville, Virginia, in Carroll County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 52) south of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsville VA 24343, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wythe County/ Carroll County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Carroll County / Wythe County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Austin's Birthplace (approx. 8.8 miles away); Jacksonís Ferry and Shot Tower (approx. 10.5 miles away); Caroll County / Floyd County (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fincastle County (approx. 12.4 miles away); Galax (approx. 12.4 miles away); The Railroad: Lifeline to the World (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hillsville History. “In 1845
Caroll County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
2. Caroll County Courthouse and Marker
Fielden Hale constructed a Federal-style brick home. The two-story home and 16 acres belong to Hale until 1880, when he decided to sell the home and land to James Wilkinson. It is believed that Wilkinson, an entrepreneur, operated a store out of the right side of the basement and a post office out of the left side. In the store a young man, George Carter, worked at his first job. Carter grew up and became a railroad and coal magnate. He also became the husband of Wilkinsonís daughter. Carter and his wife spent over $250,000 in 1906 adding a 3rd floor to the home, a two-story wraparound porch, and stucco. For many years the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter home was known only by the last name of the most recent owner, and many people still call it the Carter House to this day.” (Submitted on May 31, 2013.) 
 
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Carroll County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
3. Carroll County Courthouse
Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
4. Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home
Built by Captain Fielden Lewis Hale in 1845 as his residence. Brick with four chimneys in the Federalist style. The Hales were among the wealthiest families in Carroll County when it was carved out of Grayson County in 1842. Owned by Carroll County for many years.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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