Floyd in Floyd County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conversation Commission. (Marker Number KG-5.)
Location. 36° 54.682′ N, 80° 19.207′ W. Marker is in Floyd, Virginia, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 211) and Locust Street (Virginia Route 8), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. It is at the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Floyd VA 24091, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert Tappe Howard’s Milk House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rural Life In Appalachia (approx. 12.1 miles away); Blue Ridge Mission School Fairy Stone State Park (approx. 13.7 miles away); Carroll County / Floyd County (approx. 15.6 miles away).
Also see . . . A Brief History of Floyd County. “According to tradition, present day Floyd County was among the first areas explored when Virginia Colonists began to push into the mountains of Virginia. In the mid-to-late 1600's, expeditions began to map the area that was then principally a hunting-grounds by Indians, including the Canawhay tribe. The first white settlements in the area occurred in the mid-18th century. By the 1790's, English, German, French, Scottish and Irish immigrants settled in what is now Floyd County. One of the first industries, Spangler’s Mill, was also established in this time period. Watermills such as this one continue to symbolize the resourcefulness of residents and the importance of natural resources and living in touch with the land.” (Submitted on May 30, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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