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Midway in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Giles County / West Virginia

 
 
Giles County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
1. Giles County Face of Marker
Inscription. Giles County. Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia, 1827–1830. Mountain Lake is in this county.

West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant, 1774. West Virginia became a separate state in 1863.
 
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Z-289.)
 
Location. 37° 23.834′ N, 80° 48.094′ W. Marker is in Midway, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Federal Street (U.S. 219) just south of Giles-Fayette-Kanawa Turnpike (in WV) (Route 24/8), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is just across the state line from Peterstown, West Virginia. Marker is in this post office area: Rich Creek VA 24147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peterstown (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line in West Virginia); Home of the Jones Diamond (approx. ¼ mile away in West Virginia); New River (approx.
West Virginia Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
2. West Virginia Face of Marker
2.1 miles away); Woods’ Fort (approx. 3.6 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Giles County Virginia (approx. 4.2 miles away); Narrows (approx. 4.5 miles away); First Court of Giles County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Giles County / West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
3. Giles County / West Virginia Marker
Giles County / West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2015
4. Giles County / West Virginia Marker
Peterstown WV is in the distance across Rich Creek. The Route 219 bridge has been replaced and the old bridge was recently demolished and carted away. The marker remains in position for the old roadway alignment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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