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

Wythe County / Grayson County

Area 479 Square Miles / Area 425 Square Miles

 
 
Wythe County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. Wythe County Face of Marker
Inscription.
Whythe County. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through the county.

Grayson County. Formed in 1792 from Wythe. Named for William Grayson, one of the first two United States Senators from Virginia. Headwaters of New River are in this county.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-88.)
 
Location. 36° 45.846′ N, 81° 10.339′ W. Marker is near Speedwell, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on Grayson Turnpike (U.S. 21) just north of Forest Road 57, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. It is in the Jefferson National Forest where the Iron Mountain horse and hiking trail crosses U.S. 21. Marker is in this post office area: Speedwell VA 24374, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caty Sage (approx. 3.2 miles away); Payton Guyn Hale (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Court of Grayson County (approx. 7.5 miles away); Independence (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named Independence
Grayson County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. Grayson County Face of Marker
(approx. 10 miles away); Fries (approx. 10.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fries (approx. 11.1 miles away); “New River Train” Song (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
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Wythe County / Grayson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
3. Wythe County / Grayson County Marker
Wythe County / Grayson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
4. Wythe County / Grayson County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 254 times since then. 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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