Galax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Carroll County / Grayson County
Area 458 Square Miles / Area 425 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.
Formed in 1792 from Wythe. Named for William Grayson, one of the first two United States senators from Virginia. Headwaters of New River are in this county.
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number 86-Z.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 36° 39.911′ N, 80° 55.678′ W. Marker is in Galax, Virginia. Marker is on West Stuart Street west of North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galax VA 24333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Railroad: Lifeline to the World (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galax: Home of Traditional Mountain Music (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galax (approx. ¼ mile away); a different Galax (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old County Seat (approx. 2 miles away); Fries (approx. 2.2 miles away); “New River Train” Song (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fries (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galax.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.