“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Galax, Virginia

Clickable Map of Galax, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Galax Ind. City, VA (4) Carroll County, VA (13) Grayson County, VA (27)  Galax(4) Galax (4)  CarrollCounty(13) Carroll County (13)  GraysonCounty(27) Grayson County (27)
Adjacent to Galax, Virginia
    Carroll County (13)
    Grayson County (27)
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1Virginia, Galax — U-26 — Galax
On South Main Street (Virginia Route 89) near the entrance to Felts Park, on the left when traveling south.
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
2Virginia, Galax — Galax — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
On East Stuart Drive (U.S. 221) at New River Trail State Park, on the right when traveling south on East Stuart Drive.
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
3Virginia, Galax — Galax: Home of Traditional Mountain Music
On North Main Street (Virginia Route 89) at East Washington Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
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
4Virginia, Galax — The Railroad: Lifeline to the World
On East Stuart Drive (U.S. 211) at North Main Street (Virginia Route 89), on the right when traveling west on East Stuart Drive.
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
Jul. 26, 2021