Appalachia in Wise County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number X-23.)
Location. 36° 54.344′ N, 82° 46.895′ W. Marker is in Appalachia, Virginia, in Wise County. Marker is on Callahan Avenue (Virginia Route 78) east of West Main Street (Business U.S. 23), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is well hidden in the trees in a small triangle park between Route 78 and the railroad tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Appalachia VA 24216, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Stone Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Origins of Big Stone Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carl Martin (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Big Stone Gap (approx. 2.8 miles away); Southwest Virginia Museum Benge’s Gap (approx. 6.2 miles away); Donelson’s Indian Line (approx. 6.5 miles away); Lynch (approx. 8.5 miles away in Kentucky).
More about this marker. Appalachia was on the Louisville and Nashville’s Cumberland Valley Division which ran from L&N’s main line to Atlanta at Corbin Kentucky to Norton Virginia via Cumberland Gap. It was on the Southern Railway’s branch line between Bristol Tennessee/Virginia and St. Charles Virginia. After the town was founded, a third railroad, the Interstate Railroad, built through Appalachia. Interstate was only 22 miles long and never left the county.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.