Near Grassy Creek in Ashe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Carolina / Virginia
Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c. 1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776
First permanent English colony in America, 1607, one of thirteen original states. Richmond, the capital, was seat of Confederate government.
Erected 1941 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number M 15.)
Location. 36° 34.731′ N, 81° 27.487′ W. Marker is near Grassy Creek, North Carolina, in Ashe County. Marker is at the intersection of Rugby Road (State Highway 194) and Joe Thomas Road, on the left when traveling north on Rugby Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grassy Creek NC 28631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grayson County (approx. 3 miles away in Virginia); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 3 miles away in Virginia); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 8 miles away in Virginia); Whitetop (approx. 8.3 miles away in Virginia); Christmas Tree Farms “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 9.4 miles away in Virginia); Green Cove Station (approx. 10.7 miles away in Virginia); “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” (approx. 10.7 miles away in Virginia).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 12, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2016, by John Pence of Folly Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.