Near Conaway in Buchanan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Buchanan County / Kentucky
Buchanan County. Formed in 1858 from Tazewell and Russell and named for James Buchanan, President of the United States, 1857–1861.
Kentucky. The first permanent settlement was made at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky County was established in 1776 and was represented in the Virginia legislature by Daniel Boone. Kentucky was admitted to the Union as the fifteenth state in 1792.
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Z-288.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
Location. 37° 21.718′ N, 82° 13.136′ W. Marker is near Conaway, Virginia, in Buchanan County. Marker is on U.S. 460 just east of the Kentucky State Line, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Rock VA 24603, 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. Formation Of The Breaks Early Settlement (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 6.7 miles away); Salt Kettle (approx. 6.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 6.9 miles away in Kentucky); The Name Breaks (approx. 7 miles away).
Regarding Buchanan County / Kentucky. Buchanan County has an area of 504 square miles.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.