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Near Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

State Fish Hatchery

 
 
State Fish Hatchery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. State Fish Hatchery Marker
Inscription. This fish cultural station was established in 1930 for hatching and rearing trout for the trout waters of Virginia.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number UC-5.)
 
Location. 36° 49.41′ N, 81° 28.655′ W. Marker is near Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 16 and Old Prather Road (County Route 688), on the left when traveling south on State Route 16. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion VA 24354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Royal Oak Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sherwood Anderson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Marion (approx. 1.9 miles away); Engagement at Marion (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Colonial Home (approx. 2 miles away); Col. Arthur Campbell (approx. 2 miles away); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 2.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries — State Hatcheries. “The Marion Trout Hatchery is the oldest of the trout
State Fish Hatchery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. State Fish Hatchery Marker
culture facilities. Trout are spawned, hatched, and reared at this facility, with many of them then transported to other stations. Trout from Marion are stocked in the waters of far southwest Virginia.” (Submitted on July 24, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Marion Fish Hatchery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
3. Marion Fish Hatchery
“This facility made possible by Virginia hunters, Anglers, Boaters and wildlife enthusiasts. Your fishing, hunting & boating dollars at work.”
Hatchling Pools image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
4. Hatchling Pools
Aeriating Fountains image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
5. Aeriating Fountains
Stocked Trout Waters Poster image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
6. Stocked Trout Waters Poster
These signs are found along Virginia streams and lakes which have been stocked from State cold-water hatcheries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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