Hollins in Roanoke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Roanoke County / Botetourt County
Roanoke County. Area 305 Square Miles. Formed in 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery, and probably named for the Roanoke River. General Andrew Lewis lived here. The city of Roanoke is known as the Magic City of the South.
Botetourt County. Area 548 Square Miles. Formed in 1769 from Augusta, and named for Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia 1768-70. Buchanan was the western terminus of the noted James River and Kanawha Canal.
Erected 1940 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-106.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 37° 21.329′ N, 79° 55.795′ W. Marker is in Hollins, Virginia, in Roanoke County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamson Road (U.S. 11) and Summerview Drive, on the right when traveling north on Williamson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Hollins College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Carolina Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cloverdale Furnace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Daleville College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dr. William Fleming (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mount Moriah Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Burrell Memorial Hospital (approx. 5.2 miles away); Childhood Home of Oliver White Hill, Sr. (approx. 5½ miles away).
Regarding Roanoke County / Botetourt County. Botetourt is pronounced BOT ah tot.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.