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Near Fries in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Court of Grayson County

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. First Court of Grayson County Marker
Inscription. Near here in the barn of William Bourne, was held the first court of this county, May 21, 1793.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number UE-5.)
 
Location. 36° 42.927′ N, 81° 3.141′ W. Marker is near Fries, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is on Spring Valley Road (County Route 805) just west of Clito Road (County Route 650), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fries VA 24330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fries (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Fries (approx. 3.9 miles away); “New River Train” Song (approx. 3.9 miles away); Caty Sage (approx. 6.4 miles away); Payton Guyn Hale (approx. 6.5 miles away);
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By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. First Court of Grayson County Marker
First County Seat (approx. 6.6 miles away); Wythe County / Grayson County (approx. 7.5 miles away); The Railroad: Lifeline to the World (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fries.
 
More about this marker. This marker was erected on State Route 118. In 1933 the route was renumbered VA 95 and by 1938 it was paved for most of its length between present-day VA 94 and US 21. In 1953 it was downgraded to SR (secondary route) 805.
 
Also see . . .  William Bourne. “In the year of 1765 William Bourne came to what is now Grayson county. He built his first house at Knob Fork on New River and began to clear the land. William Bourne was one of the first settlers of this part of the country. ... He and his wife came in wagons as far as the present site of Fort Chiswell. From there on they were forced to continue
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By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
3. First Court of Grayson County Marker
the journey on horseback, coming by way of Iron Mountain.” (Submitted on June 7, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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