Near Pearisburg in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Court of Giles County
Giles County was formed from Montgomery, Monroe (now in West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties in 1806. It was named for William Branch Giles, United States senator from Virginia and later governor. North of here, the first court of Giles County was held on 13 May 1806 at the house of George Pearis. The new county seat, Pearisburg, was established in 1808. Pearis donated 53 acres of land for the town. A temporary log structure was built by 1807 to house the court until a permanent stone courthouse was built around 1810. It was replaced by the current courthouse that was erected in 1836.
Erected 2000 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KG-20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1806.
Location. 37° 20.237′ N, 80° 45.283′ W. Marker is near Pearisburg, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) 2.2 miles west of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearisburg VA 24134, 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. McClaugherty Mill Stone (approx. 1.3 miles away); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Giles County War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Narrows (approx. 3.1 miles away); New River (approx. 4.2 miles away); Snidow's Ferry (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pearisburg.
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Also see . . . Pearisburg, Virginia. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 26, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.