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Glen Lyn in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Virginia / Giles County Virginia

/ Area 369 Square Miles

 
 
West Virginia / Giles County Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
1. West Virginia / Giles County Virginia Marker
Inscription. Marker Front:
West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in 1863.

Marker Reverse:
Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator, and Governor of Virginia, 1827-1830. Mountain Lake is in this county.
 
Erected 1929 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-211.)
 
Location. 37° 22.054′ N, 80° 52.088′ W. Marker is in Glen Lyn, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles south of Ball Avenue (State Road 648), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Ball Avenue, Glen Lyn VA 24093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New River (approx. 2.7 miles away); Narrows (approx. 4 miles away); Giles County / West Virginia (approx. 4.2 miles away); Peterstown (approx. 4.3 miles
Wide view of the West Virginia / Giles County Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
2. Wide view of the West Virginia / Giles County Virginia Marker
Looking southward into West Virginia (Mercer County), along US-460.
away in West Virginia); Home of the Jones Diamond (approx. 4.4 miles away in West Virginia); First Court of Giles County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Woods’ Fort (approx. 7.8 miles away in West Virginia); Pearisburg (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Website for the State of West Virginia. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Giles County, Virginia - New River, Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls, Mountain Lake Hotel. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Wide view of the West Virginia / Giles County Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 21, 2010
3. Wide view of the West Virginia / Giles County Virginia Marker
Looking northward into Giles County, Virginia, along US-460.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 706 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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