Chilhowie in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Transportation Through the Ages
—The Carriage House —
The Carriage House was built to house H.L. Bonham’s first cars.
Location. 36° 47.71′ N, 81° 40.888′ W. Marker is in Chilhowie, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitetop Road (Virginia Route 107) and Exit 35 (Interstate 81), on the right when traveling north on Whitetop Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Whitetop Rd, Chilhowie VA 24319, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chilhowie (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Chilhowie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farthest West, 1750 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sulphur Springs Church and Campground (approx. one mile away); William Campbell’s Grave (approx. 2.4 miles away); Seven Mile Ford (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mrs. Eliza M. Jones (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chilhowie.
More about this marker. Nine photographs appear on the marker. Click on Photograph 1 to zoom in to examine the photos. Their captions read (clockwise from top left): “Sam Bohnam on his first motorcycle.” “Before buses, truck beds were used for large group transport. This group was headed to Whitetop Mountain for a picnic.” “Checking under the hood for a long drive to Atlantic City, NJ.” “Some cars were built to accommodate the larger families of the day.” “It was fashionable to dress for a drive.” “Horseback riding was a popular leisure activity.” “H.L. Bonham drove this car to Florida to get buyers for his apple crops.” “A buggy with a Surry canopy.” “Tractors replaced mules in the farm field.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.