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Independence in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Independence

 
 
Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. Independence Marker
Inscription.  This place became the county seat of Grayson County in 1850; the first case was tried in the newly erected courthouse in 1851. The present courthouse was built in 1908. Independence was incorporated in 1934.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conversation Commission. (Marker Number U-22.)
 
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 1850.
 
Location. 36° 37.349′ N, 81° 9.112′ W. Marker is in Independence, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 58) and North Independence Avenue (U.S. 21), on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. It is at the corner of the courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence VA 24348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grayson County War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Grayson County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Grayson County Courthouse
Grayson County World Wars I and II Memorial and the Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. Grayson County World Wars I and II Memorial and the Independence Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson's First Muster Roll While Part of Montgomery County, VA (within shouting distance of this marker); The G.A.T.E. Center (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Independence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Peyton Guyn Hale (approx. 5.7 miles away); Caty Sage (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Regarding Independence. The Grayson County Historical Society at 111 Courthouse Street is very active, but they publish next to nothing online.
 
1908 Grayson County Virginia Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
3. 1908 Grayson County Virginia Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Jul. 1, 2022