Near Grassy Creek in Ashe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Carolina / Virginia
North Carolina. Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776
Virginia. First permanent English colony in America, 1607, one of thirteen original states. Richmond, the capital, was seat of Confederate government.
Erected 1941 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number M 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 36° 34.731′ N, 81° 27.487′ W. Marker is near Grassy Creek, North Carolina, in Ashe County. Marker is at the intersection of Rugby Road (State Highway 194) and Joe Thomas Road, on the left when traveling north on Rugby Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grassy Creek NC 28631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock House Ridge Trail (approx. 2½ miles Interpreter's Cabin (approx. 2.7 miles away in Virginia); Grayson County (approx. 3 miles away in Virginia); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 3 miles away in Virginia); Weavers Cabin (approx. 3.7 miles away in Virginia); Jones Homestead (approx. 3.7 miles away in Virginia); Spencer Cabin (approx. 3.7 miles away in Virginia); Spring House (approx. 3.7 miles away in Virginia).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 12, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.