“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burks Fork in Carroll County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Carroll County / Floyd County

Carroll County Side image. Click for full size.
1. Carroll County Side
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.

Floyd County. Area 376 Square Miles. Formed in 1831 from Montgomery, and added to from Franklin. Named for John Floyd, Governor of Virginia, 1830-1834. Buffalo Knob is in this county.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-82.)
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 36° 43.312′ N, 80° 28.472′ W. Marker is in Burks Fork, Virginia, in Carroll County. Marker is on Danville Parkway (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Fork VA 24352, 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. Floyd County / Patrick County
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Meadows of Dan (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mill Stones (approx. 4.3 miles away); Rural Life In Appalachia (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lumber Drying Rack (approx. 4.3 miles away); A Versatile Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Appalachian Houses (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bark Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Floyd County Side image. Click for full size.
2. Floyd County Side
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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