“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Bland County Virginia Historical Markers

The Crooked Road Marker at the Rocky Gap Welcome Center on I-77. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
The Crooked Road Marker at the Rocky Gap Welcome Center on I-77.
Virginia (Bland County), Bastian — The Crooked RoadThe Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, Southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument makers. Historically isolated, the region retained its strong musical legacy by . . . — Map (db m108225) HM
Virginia (Bland County), Bland — KC-1 — Bland
The community center was first known as Crab Orchard. The place became the county seat of Bland County when it was formed in 1861 under the name of Seddon, which was later changed to that of the county. At Rocky Gap a skirmish was fought in Crook’s . . . — Map (db m44855) HM
Virginia (Bland County), Bland — Z-259 — Giles County/Bland County
(obverse) Giles County Area 369 square miles 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. . . . — Map (db m99261) HM
Virginia (Bland County), Bland — KC-3 — One of the “Big Four”
Here is the home of S. H. Newberry, who, with three others, composed the “Big Four” in the Virginia Senate. These four men united to defeat objectionable measures of the Readjuster Movement. — Map (db m43138) HM
Virginia (Bland County), Ceres — KC-5 — Henry C. Groseclose
Henry Casper Groseclose (1892–1950), a native of Ceres, was one of the founders of Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV). While teaching agricultural education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill, and . . . — Map (db m44219) HM
Virginia (Bland County), Rocky Gap — KC-2 — A Noted Preacher
William Elbert Munsey was born a few miles east in the mountains of Giles (present-day Bland) County on 13 July 1833. Despite little formal schooling, Munsey possessed an insatiable appetite for knowledge. He entered the ministry of the . . . — Map (db m44810) HM

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