Whitetop in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Christmas Tree Farms
Erected by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Location. 36° 35.942′ N, 81° 37.513′ W. Marker is in Whitetop, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is on Whitetop Gap Road (County Route 726) near Pond Mountain Lane (County Route 755). Touch for map. It is at the former N&W Whitetop station on the Virginia Creeper trail. Marker is in this post office area: Whitetop VA 24292, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Cove Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (approx. Whitetop (approx. 1.8 miles away); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 3 miles away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 7½ miles away); Grayson County (approx. 7½ miles away); Laurel Bloomery (approx. 7.8 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitetop.
Also see . . . Christmas Tree Cultivation. Wikipedia entry. “In North America, Fraser Fir, grown in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, has been called the ‘Cadillac of Christmas Trees’ as well as the ‘most popular and most valuable of Christmas tree species.’ In the southern United States, Virginia Pine is a popular Christmas tree species. In Canada, White Pine, White Spruce, Scots Pine, Blue Spruce and Fraser Fir are commonly cultivated. In the province of Ontario, Scots Pine has always dominated both the domestic and export markets. Other regions of the world also have different favorites when it comes to natural Christmas trees, and Christmas tree farms reflect these; In Europe, Norway Spruce is popular.” (Submitted on March 22, 2014.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.