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Grundy in Buchanan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grundy

 
 
Grundy Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Grundy Marker
Inscription.  This place became the county seat when Buchanan County was formed, in 1858, and was probably named for Felix Grundy of Tennessee, Statesman. In October, 1864, the Union General Burbridge passed through Grundy on his raid to Saltville. The town was incorporated in 1876.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number XB-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 37° 16.668′ N, 82° 5.965′ W. Marker is in Grundy, Virginia, in Buchanan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street (Local Route T-1003), on the left when traveling south on Main Street. It is in front of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grundy VA 24614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this
Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Courthouse and Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan County / Kentucky (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 10.4 miles away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 10.4 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 10.4 miles away); Formation Of The Breaks (approx. 10.7 miles away); Salt Kettle (approx. 10.8 miles away); Early Settlement (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Name Breaks (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Since 1929, Grundy has suffered nine major floods of the adjoining Levisa Fork River. After the inundation of April 4, 1977, many businesses did not reopen, and the buildings that housed them were abandoned. A project to relocate much of the town to higher ground has been completed. The project started in 2001 and consisted of blasting the mountain across the Levisa Fork to create 13 acres of land. After a few years of blasting, utilities were placed and new bridges across the river were built. A new downtown is planned where a multi-level Wal-Mart with a parking deck has just opened. Buildings backing on the river have been demolished and a new flood wall protects the county courthouse. U.S. Route 460 has been relocated to the top of the flood wall. Businesses formerly located downtown
Buchanan County Courthouse, Grundy, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
3. Buchanan County Courthouse, Grundy, Virginia
were relocated to an industrial building located just outside of town.rdquo; (Submitted on October 19, 2015.) 
 
Buchanan County Coal Miners’ Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
4. Buchanan County Coal Miners’ Monument
Sponsored by the Buchanan County Girl Scouts. A 1987 Girl Scout 75th Anniversary Community Project. Dedicated May 20, 1989. Monument is at the Buchanan County Courthouse in Grundy.
Buchanan County Coal Miners’ Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
5. Buchanan County Coal Miners’ Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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