Glen Lyn in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
West Virginia / Giles County Virginia
/ Area 369 Square Miles
West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in 1863.
Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator, and Governor of Virginia, 1827-1830. Mountain Lake is in this county.
Erected 1929 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-211.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1727.
Location. 37° 22.054′ N, 80° 52.088′ W. Marker is in Glen Lyn, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles south of Ball Avenue (State Road 648), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Ball Avenue, Glen Lyn VA 24093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New River (approx. 2.7 miles away); Narrows Giles County / West Virginia (approx. 4.2 miles away); West Virginia (Monroe County) / Monroe County (approx. 4.2 miles away in West Virginia); Peterstown (approx. 4.3 miles away in West Virginia); Home of the Jones Diamond (approx. 4.4 miles away in West Virginia); First Court of Giles County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Woods’ Fort (approx. 7.8 miles away in West Virginia).
Also see . . .
1. Official Website for the State of West Virginia. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Giles County, Virginia - New River, Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls, Mountain Lake Hotel. (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 821 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.