Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Boone Trail Highway Memorial
The present monument was rebuilt in 2005.
Location. 36° 57.019′ N, 81° 4.988′ W. Marker is in Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 11) just west of 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. It is at the former George Wythe Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Wytheville (here, next to this marker); Edith Bolling Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Wytheville Training School (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. ¾ mile away); St. John’s Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Walter Crockett (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wytheville.
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1. Boone Trail Highway. Wikipedia entry. “Between 1913 and 1938, J.(Joseph) Hampton Rich, a resident of Mocksville, North Carolina, USA took it upon himself to keep the memory of Daniel Boone and his travels alive. He did this by placing 358 metal tablets between Virginia Beach, VA and San Francisco, CA. Although many of the tablets are associated with locations visited by Boone, many were simply placed wherever Mr. Rich could collect the necessary donations from schools, communities, etc. to erect a monument. He established the Boone Trail Highway Association to further his project. From the
“Interestingly enough, the markers also have a link to more recent history. Supposedly, the tablets were (at least partially) constructed from metal salvaged from the battleship USS Maine, which was sunk during Spanish-American War in 1898. Typically, the tablets were located near schools, government buildings or along old highway routes. Over the years many of the markers have been lost to highway construction and general urban sprawl.” (Submitted on July 23, 2011.)
2. Daniel Boone. Wikipedia entry. “Daniel Boone ... was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the settled part of the Thirteen Colonies. This region legally belonged to both the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the American Indian Tribes at the time. Despite some (Submitted on July 24, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 24, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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