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Grassy Creek in Russell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Settlers in Russell County

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2015
1. Early Settlers in Russell County Marker
Inscription. In 1787, Isaiah Salyer (1752-1818), son of Zachariah Salyer (1730-1789) of North Carolina settled on Copper Creek, two miles southeast of here. Isaiah's brothers John, Benjamin, and Zachariah, and sisters Sarah, wife of Solomon Saylor, and Rebecca, wife of Stephen Kilgore settled on nearby land. The Salyer land was officially surveyed in 1790. The Salyers intermarried with other Virginia pioneer families—Castle, Isaacs, Nickels Stapleton, Vicars, and Byerley.
 
Erected 1982. (Marker Number X-5.)
 
Location. 36° 46.954′ N, 82° 20.463′ W. Marker is in Grassy Creek, Virginia, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 71 and Lower Copper Creek Road (County Route 678), on the left when traveling west on State Route 71. Touch for map. It is at Grassy Creek Church. Marker is in this post office area: Castlewood VA 24224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dortonís Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away); Houstonís Fort (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mooreís Fort (approx. 5.5 miles away); Kilgore Fort House (approx.
Grassy Creek Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2015
2. Grassy Creek Church and Marker
6.1 miles away); Old Russell County Courthouse (approx. 6.7 miles away); Russellís Fort (approx. 7.5 miles away); Patrick Hagan and Dungannon (approx. 7.7 miles away); Flanary Archaeological Site (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Russell County, Virginia: History Revealed Through Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Its Anc. 2013 book by M. Secrist at Amazon.com with "Look inside" preview. (Submitted on October 22, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Early Settlers in Russell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2015
3. Early Settlers in Russell County Marker
Lower Copper Creek Road is in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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