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Galax Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
Galax Marker
Virginia, Galax — U-26 — Galax
The town is on the dividing line between Grayson and Carroll Counties. Its original name was Bonaparte, which was changed to Galax, the name of a mountain shrub abundant in the vicinity. In 1904 a spur of the Norfolk and Western Railroad came here, . . . — Map (db m65678) HM
Virginia, Galax — Galax — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail
Galax. Much of America’s music was invented in Virginia, and Galax and surrounding communities have long been an epicenter for the keeping of historic sounds and the creation of new ones. Greenberry Leonard lived in the Old Town section of . . . — Map (db m68284) HM
Virginia, Galax — Galax: Home of Traditional Mountain Music
Don't be surprised if you hear the sweet strains of fiddle or the lively licks of some mean guitar pickin’ while you are in Galax. Folks around here take pride in Galax’s place in the world of traditional mountain music. Galax: At the Center of . . . — Map (db m65669) HM
Virginia, Galax — The Railroad: Lifeline to the World
As you stand here, with cars rushing by you, imagine what the roads in the Galax area must have been like when the City was incorporated in 1906. There were very few roads, and those that did exist were little more than muddy ruts. Thinking . . . — Map (db m65683) HM

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