Near Newport in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Giles County / Montgomery County
Area 369 Square Miles / Area 401 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.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
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 away); Frederick Dewey DurhamPaul 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.)
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 498 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.