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Pound in Wise County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pound, Virginia

 
 
Pound, Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
1. Pound, Virginia Marker
Inscription. Christopher Gist explored the area later known as The Pound—likely derived from a family name—in 1751. The name became established following the construction of a pounding mill after 1815. According to tradition the oldest settlement in Wise Co., Pound was the last to be incorporated, in 1950. The county's first post office was established here in 1848. Chant Kelly, appointed postmaster in 1922, led efforts to promote growth, including paved roads and utilities. Other notables include the county’s most decorated soldier Daniel Webster Dotson, basketball legend Glenn Roberts, U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, and motivational writer Napoleon Hill.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-90.)
 
Location. 37° 7.128′ N, 82° 35.875′ W. Marker is in Pound, Virginia, in Wise County. Marker is on Indian Creek Road (Business U.S. 23) just north of Bold Camp Road (County Route 633), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is at the bridge over Indian Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Pound VA 24279, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francis Gary Powers — U2 Pilot (approx. 1.3 miles away);
Pound, Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
2. Pound, Virginia Marker
Daniel Webster Dotson (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Webster Dotson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pound Gap Engagement (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wise County / Dickenson County (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pound Gap (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Webster Dotson (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pound.
 
Also see . . .  “Pound, Southwest Virginia” YouTube Video.

“Pound, Southwest Virginia” YouTube Video.
(Submitted on November 20, 2015.) 
 
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"Welcome Home to <small>The</small> Pound” image. Click for full size.
Photo of mural by J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
3. "Welcome Home to The Pound”
Mural by Ben Rigg at US 23 and Petes Lane. From left: A Norfolk and Western locomotive, a coal mine shaft tower, Francis G. Powers and the U-2 spy plane he piloted in 1960, a frontier fort, Napoleon Hill and quote (“What the mind of man can conceive, and believe, the mind can achieve.”), Chant Kelly, Glenn Roberts. Click on image to zoom in.
A Glimpse of the Town of Pound from near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 17, 2015
4. A Glimpse of the Town of Pound from near the Marker
The Pound River parallels the road on the right. Downtown Pound is out of view on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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