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Near Austinville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carroll County / Wythe County

 
 
Carroll County / Wythe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Carroll County / Wythe County Marker
Inscription.  
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 Miles. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through this county.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-89.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 36° 50.907′ N, 80° 51.386′ 

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W. Marker is near Austinville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on Fort Chriswell Road (U.S. 52) south of Lead Mine Road (Virginia Route 69). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1843 Lead Mine Rd, Austinville VA 24312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen F. Austin's Birthplace (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Crossing Old & New (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jackson's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); History of the Shot Tower (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shot Tower at Jackson's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shot Tower Historical State Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jackson’s Ferry and Shot Tower (approx. 1.9 miles away); The New River (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austinville.
 
Wythe County Marker image. Click for more information.
From Virginia Department of Historic Resources, May 3, 2005
2. Wythe County Marker
Wythe County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
3. Wythe County Face of Marker
Carroll County / Wythe County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, November 25, 2009
4. Carroll County / Wythe County Marker
Looking south.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
5. Charles Carroll of Carrollton
This c. 1847 portrait by Michael Laty (after Robert Field) hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
George Wythe image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
6. George Wythe
From The Magazine of American History, Vol. XIII, No. 4, April 1885.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 12, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 12, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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