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Near Newport in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Giles County / Montgomery County

 
 
Giles County / Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. Giles County / Montgomery County Marker
Inscription.  
Giles County. Area 369 Square Miles. Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell, and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia 1827-30. Mountain Lake is in this county.

Montgomery County. Area 401 Square Miles. Formed in 1776 from Fincastle, and named for General Richard Montgomery, killed at Quebec, 1775. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute is in this county.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-83.)
 
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 1806.
 
Location. 37° 17.103′ N, 80° 28.716′ W. Marker is near Newport, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) and Forest Service Road (Road 269), in the median on Virginia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2667 Forest Srv Rd, Newport VA 24128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker
Looking westward into Giles County along US-460.
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within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 2 miles away); Craig County / Giles County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Frederick Dewey Durham (approx. 4.8 miles away); Paul Neyron Derring (approx. 4.8 miles away); Charles Henry Burchard (approx. 4.8 miles away); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (approx. 4.8 miles away); George Burke Johnston (approx. 4.8 miles away); John William Hancock Jr. (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Giles County, Virginia. County website homepage (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Montgomery County, VA. County website homepage (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
3. Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker
Looking eastward into Montgomery County, along US-460.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Jul. 6, 2022