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Radford, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Connelly's Run

 
 
Connelly's Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, July 26, 2013
1. Connelly's Run Marker
Inscription. This branch of the New River dividing east and west Radford was named after James Connelly, an early pioneer and surveyor. In 1749, he helped to mark the path that became known as the Wilderness Road, today Rock Road south of the Park.

Connelly's Run and a large spring served as Radford's main water supply until about a century ago. This quiet stream is now the central attraction in Wildwood Park serving as a place of solitude and a laboratory for students studying biology and hydrology. Since 1994, water quality has been monitored by Radford High School science classes.
 
Location. 37° 7.944′ N, 80° 33.978′ W. Marker is in Radford, Virginia. Marker is on Wildwood Park Drive 0.4 miles south of East Main Street (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Wildwood Park. Wildwood Park Drive is publicly open to bike and foot traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Radford VA 24141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildwood Pool (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Starnes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery County / Pulaski County (approx. mile away); The New River (approx. 0.8 miles away); New River Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lovely Mount Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Radford (approx. one mile away); Lovely Mount Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Radford.
 
Also see . . .  Wildwood Park. (Submitted on July 30, 2013.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 54 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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