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Dickenson County Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
Colley’s Cabin Marker
Virginia (Dickenson County), Birchleaf — XB-24 — Colley’s Cabin
Near here stood the cabin of Richard “Fighting Dick” Colley who was one of the earliest settlers in what is now Dickenson County. — Map (db m90739) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Mill Rock Point — Breaks Interstate Park
John W. Flannagan Reservoir on Pound River, the principal tributary to Russell Fork, is the major public water source for Dickenson, Buchanan, and portions of Wise County, Virginia, and services the present dominant industry, coal mining, for . . . — Map (db m90720) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Mill Rock Point Overlook
Mill Rock Point is so named because at one time millstones were carved from layered sandstone at the base of this overlook. This area was known to have produced good millstones for the early water-powered grist-mill when they were in . . . — Map (db m90698) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — The Crooked Road — The 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 markers. Historically isolated, the region retained its strong musical legacy by . . . — Map (db m90701) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — XB-11 — Clintwood
The name originally was Holly Creek. In 1882 the county seat of Dickenson County was moved from Ervington to this place, which was named Clintwood for Major Henry Clinton Wood. The town was incorporated in 1894. With the coming of the railroad to . . . — Map (db m90769) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — XB-13 — John Mullins
Near here on Holly Creek, John Mullins settled in 1829, becoming the second settler in Dickenson County. His father John Mullins, the only known Revolutionary War soldier resting in this county, spent his last years here with his son. He died in . . . — Map (db m90754) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — John Mullins
The only known Revolutionary War soldier buried in Dickenson County rests on knoll, to the left of intersection McClure and Mullins Avenues (State Highway 83). Died in 1849 at home of his son John who, in 1829, was the first settler on Holly Creek . . . — Map (db m90759) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — Ralph Stanley Museum
Senator Roland Ephraim Chase built this historic home around 1903. It was the first brick home in Clintwood. His father, Captain John Perry Chase, C.S.A., a founder of Clintwood, gave the adjoining land for the Dickenson County Court House. Senator . . . — Map (db m90762) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Haysi — Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland
“Doc Tiv,” as he was affectionately known, served the people of Haysi and the surrounding communities with sincere dedication. This monument is dedicated to his memory in recognition for his service to his fellow man. His efforts and . . . — Map (db m90729) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Haysi — XB-23 — Indian and Settler Conflict
In August 1792, during a period of frontier unrest, Indians attacked the home of David Musick and his wife, Annie, near Honaker in Russell County. They killed Musick and captured his wife and their five children Abraham, Elijah, Samuel, . . . — Map (db m90722) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Meade — Dickenson County — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail
Dickenson County.The traditional music of Dickenson County has a special sound. Based upon tones from the Primitive Baptist and “Dunkard“ churches, this sound has influenced singers in the string bands of the region. The most . . . — Map (db m90774) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Meade — Z-133 — Wise County / Dickenson County
Wise County. Wise County was formed in 1856 from Lee, Scott, and Russell Counties. It was named for Henry Alexander Wise who was governor of Virginia from 1856 to 1860. The county seat is the town of Wise. After the Civil War the town of . . . — Map (db m90775) HM
Virginia (Dickenson County), Nora — XB-10 — Old Buffalo School
Established in 1875 on land given by Simpson Dyer, the Old Buffalo School became the first free school of Dickenson County in 1880. Alexander Johnson Skeen served as first teacher. The school remained in operation for twenty five . . . — Map (db m90742) HM

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