Near Speedwell in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Wythe County / Grayson County
Area 479 Square Miles / Area 425 Square Miles
Whythe County. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through the county.
Grayson County. Formed in 1792 from Wythe. Named for William Grayson, one of the first two United States Senators from Virginia. Headwaters of New River are in this county.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-88.)
Location. 36° 45.846′ N, 81° 10.339′ W. Marker is near Speedwell, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on Grayson Turnpike (U.S. 21) just north of Forest Road 57, on the left when traveling south. It is in the Jefferson National Forest where the Iron Mountain horse and hiking trail crosses U.S. 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Speedwell VA 24374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caty Sage (approx. 3.2 miles away); Payton Guyn Hale (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Court of Grayson County (approx. Independence (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named Independence (approx. 10 miles away); Fries (approx. 10.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fries (approx. 11.1 miles away); “New River Train” Song (approx. 11.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.