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

Grayson County Virginia / North Carolina

Area 425 Square Miles /

 
 
Grayson County Virginia Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
1. Grayson County Virginia Face of Marker
Inscription. Grayson County Virginia. Area 425 square miles. Formed in 1792 from Wythe. Named for William Grayson, one of the firsrt two United States Senators from Virginia. Headwaters of the New River are in this county.

North Carolina. North Carolina was one of the original thirteen states. The first settlement was made on Roanoke Island, 1585, but was not permanent. Settlers from Virginia occupied the Albemarle region before 1663, in which year the colony of Carolina was founded.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-250.)
 
Location. 36° 33.701′ N, 80° 53.908′ W. Marker is near Galax, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is on Skyline Highway (Virginia Route 89) 0.7 miles south of Blue Ridge Parkway at the state line, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galax VA 24333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fox Hunters Paradise (approx. 1.7 miles away in North Carolina); Jesse Franklin (approx. 4.1 miles away in North Carolina); Galax (approx. 6.8 miles away); Galax: Home of Traditional Mountain Music
North Carolina Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
2. North Carolina Face of Marker
(approx. 7.2 miles away); First County Seat (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Railroad: Lifeline to the World (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Galax (approx. 7.5 miles away); Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 11 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galax.
 
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Grayson County Virginia / North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
3. Grayson County Virginia / North Carolina Marker
Grayson County Virginia / North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 9, 2017
4. Grayson County Virginia / North Carolina Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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