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

Giles County / Montgomery County

Area 369 Square Miles / Area 401 Square Miles

 
 
Giles County / Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. Giles County / Montgomery County Marker
Inscription.  Marker Front:
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.

Marker Reverse:
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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
 
Location. 37° 17.103′ N, 80° 28.716′ W. Marker is near Newport, Virginia, in Giles 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 in this post office area: Newport VA 24128, 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. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 2 miles away); Craig County / Giles County (approx. 3.4 miles
Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker
Looking westward into Giles County along US-460.
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 - New River, Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls, Mountain Lake Hotel. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Montgomery County, VA - Welcome. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of the Giles County / Montgomery County Marker image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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