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Norton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norton

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. Norton Marker
Inscription. As early as 1750 Christopher Gist explored in this vicinity. The first house here was built about 1785 by William Prince, for whom the settlement was called Prince’s Flat. It was later named Norton for Eckstein Norton, President of the Louisville and Nashville Rairload, and was incorporated in 1894. Norton is the center of a bituminous coal region. High Knob, National Forest area, is nearby.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number X-21.)
 
Location. 36° 56.014′ N, 82° 37.777′ W. Marker is in Norton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue NW (Business U.S. 23) and 8th Street NW, on the right when traveling east on Park Avenue NW. Touch for map. It is at the Wise County Chamber of Commerce office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 765 Park Ave NW, Norton VA 24273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Armed Forces Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Norton / Coeburn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benge’s Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Napoleon Hill (approx. 3˝ miles away); Gladeville in the Civil War
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Norton Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Wise (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Wise (approx. 4.1 miles away); The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Norton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,958,[3] making it the least populous city in Virginia, along with the westernmost. ... Norton is located along the Powell and Guest Rivers.” (Submitted on July 1, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Norton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
3. Norton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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