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Wythe County Virginia – Historical Markers

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From Virginia Department of Historic Resources, May 3, 2005
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Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — Z-89 — Carroll County / Wythe County
Carroll County Area 458 Square Miles Formed in 1842 from Grayson, and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River runs through this County. Wythe County Area 479 Square . . . — Map (db m24972) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — KD-5 — Fincastle County
Fincastle County, established in 1772, was formed from Botetourt County. The Fincastle County seat was located opposite the lead mines on the north side of the New River in the western end of present day Austinville. In 1775, the Fincastle County . . . — Map (db m43358) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — KD 6 — Jackson’s Ferry and Shot Tower
By 1770 Capt. William Herbert had established a ferry across the nearby New River that became known as Jackson’s Ferry. Thomas Jackson erected the 75-foot shot tower in the early 1800s to manufacture shot for firearms. The Austinville mines supplied . . . — Map (db m32514) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Fort Chiswell — K-36 — Anchor and Hope Plantation
One mile north is a plantation tht was surveyed in March 1748, and patented, in June, 1753, by Colonel John Buchanan and named by him “Anchor and Hope.” There in 1792 an academy was established to teach oratory. The pioneer educator, . . . — Map (db m43350) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Fort Chiswell — K-39 — Lead Mines
Nine miles south on New River. Discovered in 1756 by Colonel John Chiswell, these mines supplied lead for the Patriots in the Revolutionary War. Tories attempted to seize them in 1780 but were suppressed. — Map (db m43346) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Max Meadows — KD 8 — Austin's Birthplace
Near Austinville, five miles west, was born Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas", November, 1793. He began his colonization work in 1821. — Map (db m24971) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Rural Retreat — K-31 — Site of Mount Airy
In 1811, Martin Staley transferred land here to his son Valentine. A year later, his son formed the town of Mount (Mt.) Airy, sometimes referred to as Staleytown. The tract was divided into about 72 lots, including Main Street, Cross Street, and . . . — Map (db m44955) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Speedwell — Z-88 — Wythe County / Grayson CountyArea 479 Square Miles / Area 425 Square Miles
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 . . . — Map (db m65748) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleInto the Valley of Death
On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs, and salt and lead mines . . . — Map (db m44023) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleSt. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery
On July 13, 1863, Union Colonel John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs, and salt and lead mines . . . — Map (db m44881) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleThe Road to Mount Airy Depot
On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs and salt and lead mines essential . . . — Map (db m67323) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleThe First Skirmish
On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs, and salt and lead mines essential . . . — Map (db m67326) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Boone Trail Highway Memorial
Near his site, and with the sponsorship of Wytheville civic organizations, J. Hampton Rich, Director of the Boone 'Fran Highway & Memorial Association, erected the original monument in 1928. It was one of many placed across the nation to . . . — Map (db m44923) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — KD-9 — Crockett’s Cove
Crockett’s Cove has been home to the Crockett family for two centuries. It was named for Lt. John Crockett, Sr. (1737–1799), son of Samuel and Esther Thompson Crockett, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in the family cemetery a mile . . . — Map (db m43553) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-326 — Edith Bolling Wilson
Edith Bolling Wilson was born here on 15 Oct. 1872, where she lived with her parents Judge William H. and Sallie White Bolling and ten siblings. Edith Bolling married Norman Galt in 1896 and after his death in 1908 she operated his Washington, . . . — Map (db m44916) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Homesteader's Legacy
Can you see the old homestead of Buck and Ollie Astin in the clearing ahead? Even though the house and foundation are gone, there are still signs that reveal people’s presence in the forest. Living Clues to the Past Here you will find . . . — Map (db m67329) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-37 — Robert Enoch Withers
Robert Enoch Withers was born in Campbell County on 18 Sept. 1821. After graduation from the medical department at the University of Virginia in 1841, he practiced medicine in Campbell County and Danville until 1861. During the Civil War . . . — Map (db m44913) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — FR-26 — St. John’s Lutheran Church
German settlers formed a congregation here that was a center of Lutheranism in Virginia throughout the 19th century. The church built around 1800 was replaced by the present structure in 1854. The cemetery has distinctive stones dating from 1804 to . . . — Map (db m44891) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — KC-4 — Toland’s Raid
Col. John T. Toland of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry leading Federal cavalrymen, marched from Tazewell County, and raided Wytheville during the evening of 18 July 1863. Confederate troops under Maj. Thomas M. Bowyer and local . . . — Map (db m68018) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-23 — Walter Crockett
Walter Crockett was born in the 1730s. By 1760, he had joined the Augusta County militia. Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, he subsequently served in the militias of Botentourt, Fincastle, and then Montgomery Counties, beginning in 1769. He . . . — Map (db m44893) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Z-84 — Wythe County / Bland CountyArea 479 Square Miles / Area 360 Square Miles
Wythe County. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through this county. Bland County. Formed in 1861 from Wythe, Tazewell and Giles. Named for Richard . . . — Map (db m44146) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — KD 10 — Wythe County Poorhouse Farm
The 340-acre Wythe County Poorhouse Farm was established in 1858 for the care of the elderly, disabled, and impoverished people of Wythe County. It was governed by the Wythe County Board of Supervisors and owned by the county until 1957 when the . . . — Map (db m1820) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-35 — Wytheville
When Wythe County was formed, this place became the county seat under the name of Evansham. It was incorporated in 1839 as Wytheville. The old Wilderness Road to Cumberland Gap passed here. It July, 1863, Toland’s Raiders captured the town. In May, . . . — Map (db m44917) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K 325 — Wytheville Training School
By 1867, the Freedmen's Bureau began educating African Americans recently freed from enslavement in Wytheville and soon a building was constructed for the students. In 1882, the Evansham School District and the Franklin Street Methodist Episcopal . . . — Map (db m72072) HM

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