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Near Meadows of Dan in Floyd County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blacksmith Shop

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2021
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  Rarely seen today, the blacksmith shop was a vital home industry in Ed Mabry’s time. Here “Uncle Ed” cleverly fashioned wagon tires, andirons, tools, and various other iron objects for himself and his neighbors.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Blue Ridge Parkway series list.
 
Location. 36° 45.078′ N, 80° 24.352′ W. Marker is near Meadows of Dan, Virginia, in Floyd County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 176.2), 0.2 miles south of Mabry Mill Road SE (Virginia Route 603), on the left when traveling south. Marker and blacksmith shop are located along the Mabry Mill interpretive trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 266 Mabry Mill Road SE, Meadows of Dan VA 24120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homemade Soap Recipe (a few steps from this marker); Challenges (a few steps from this marker); Sorghum Making (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumber Drying Rack
Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2021
2. Blacksmith Shop
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Appalachian Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); A Versatile Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Bark Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meadows of Dan.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mabry Mill
 
Also see . . .  Mabry Mill. The sights and sounds of Rural Appalachia fill the air at Mabry Mill during summer and fall. Ed Mabry built the mill where he and his wife Lizzy ground corn, sawed lumber, and did blacksmithing for three decades. The old mill, cultural demonstrations, and a decades-long tradition of Sunday afternoon music and dancing continue to draw visitors to (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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