Near Hillsville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Wythe County / Carroll County
Wythe County. Area 479 Square Miles. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through this county.
Carroll County. Area 458 Square Miles. Formed in 1842 from Grayson, and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration Of Independence. New River runs through this county.
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-256.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
Location. 36° 52.219′ N, 80° 46.182′ W. Marker is near Hillsville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is at the intersection of Sylvatus Smith Highway (Virginia Route 100) and Henley Drive, on the right when traveling southTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Henley Dr, Hillsville VA 24343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Railroad Depot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Austin's Birthplace (approx. 5 miles away); Carroll County / Wythe County (approx. 5 miles away); River Crossing Old & New (approx. 5˝ miles away); Jackson's Ferry (approx. 5˝ miles away); Jackson’s Ferry and Shot Tower (approx. 5.6 miles away); Shot Tower Historical State Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); History of the Shot Tower (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2016, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2016, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.