Chilhowie in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-22.)
Location. 36° 47.837′ N, 81° 41.064′ W. Marker is in Chilhowie, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on West Lee Highway (U.S. 11) just west of Whitetop Road (Virginia Route 107), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Interstate 81’s Exit 35 is Whitetop Road, a couple of blocks from the marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 276 W Lee Hwy, Chilhowie VA 24319, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Farthest West, 1750 (here, next to this marker); Town House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Chilhowie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Transportation Through the Ages (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sulphur Springs Church and Campground (approx. ¾ mile away); William Campbell’s Grave (approx. 2.5 miles away); Seven Mile Ford (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mrs. Eliza M. Jones (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chilhowie.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a 1940 marker with the same name and number which read, “An Indian name meaning ‘Valley of Many Deer.’ Land was patented here by Colonel James Patton, 1746; Samuel Stalnaker, first settler, built a home here in 1750. In 1804 Robert Gannaway came here and in 1815 opened Chilhowie Springs. When the railroad came the town was called Greever’s Switch, later changed to Chilhowie. It was incorporated, 1913.”
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.