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Near Newport in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Craig County / Giles County

 
 
Craig County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Craig County Face of Marker
Inscription. Craig County. Area 333 square miles. Formed in 1851 from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles and Monroe. Named for Robert Craig, member of Congress. Craig Healing Springs are in this county.

Giles County. Area 369 square miles. Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia, 1827–1830. Mountain lake is in this County.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-202.)
 
Location. 37° 19.658′ N, 80° 26.796′ W. Marker is near Newport, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Blue Grass Trail (Virginia Route 42) just north of County Route 770, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1833 Blue Grass Tr, Newport VA 24128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 3.2 miles away); Giles County / Montgomery County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Captain (approx. 4.5 miles away); Frederick Dewey Durham
Giles County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. Giles County Face of Marker
(approx. 6.8 miles away); Westview Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lingan Strother Randolph (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 6.9 miles away); John McLaren McBryde (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
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Craig County / Giles County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
3. Craig County / Giles County Marker
Craig County / Giles County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
4. Craig County / Giles County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 2 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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