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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Galax, Virginia
Adjacent to Galax, Virginia
► Carroll County (13) ► Grayson County (27)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|