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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dickenson County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Dickenson County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Dickenson County, VA (18) Buchanan County, VA (2) Russell County, VA (14) Wise County, VA (24) Pike County, KY (41)  DickensonCounty(18) Dickenson County (18)  BuchananCounty(2) Buchanan County (2)  RussellCounty(14) Russell County (14)  WiseCounty(24) Wise County (24)  PikeCountyKentucky(41) Pike County (41)
Adjacent to Dickenson County, Virginia
    Buchanan County (2)
    Russell County (14)
    Wise County (24)
    Pike County, Kentucky (41)
 
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1Virginia (Dickenson County), Birchleaf — XB-24 — Colley’s Cabin
On Sandlick Road (Virginia Route 80) just east of Crooked Branch Lick Creek Road (County Route 607), on the right when traveling east.
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
2Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Clinchfield Overlook
On Breaks Park Road.
The railroad below you has a long and tangled history dating back to wagon road surveys ás early as 1831. A north-south route across the Appalachian Mountains for commerce and travel was long sought, but location here was always negated by . . . Map (db m160899) HM
3Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Early SettlementBreaks Interstate Park
Near Commision Circle (Virginia Route 702) 0.6 miles west of Breaks Park Road (Virginia Route 80), on the right when traveling west.
For over 10,000 years, Native Americans used The Breaks for seasonal foraging and hunting, with more permanent settlements near the Ohio River, to the north, and the New and Tennessee Rivers, to the east and south. At the time of settlement by . . . Map (db m160897) HM
4Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Formation Of The Breaks
On Breaks Park Road.
About 200 million yrs. ago this area was covered by a vast inland sea which caused layers of sediment - mud and sand - to be formed and hardened, later, forces under the surface pushed these layers upward forming parallel ridges. Although . . . Map (db m160892) HM
5Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Mill Rock Point — Breaks Interstate Park —
Near Virginia Route 80 1 mile south of Breaks, on the right when traveling east.
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
6Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Mill Rock Point Overlook
On Virginia Route 80 1 mile south of Breaks, on the right when traveling east.
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
7Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Salt Kettle
On Commision Circle (Virginia Route 702) 0.6 miles west of Breaks Park Road (Virginia Route 80), on the right when traveling west.
This cast iron kettle unearthed in 1961 at Saltville, Virginia, was one of those used for evaporating water from brine in the manufacture of salt. It was probably cast at Marion, Virginia, about 1860 and buried to conceal it from the Federal Troops . . . Map (db m160896) HM
8Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — The Crooked Road — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
On Virginia Route 80 1 mile from Breaks.
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
9Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — The Name Breaks
On Breaks Park Road.
The name "Breaks" was derived from the break in Pine Mt. created by the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River as it carved a 1000 ft. deep gorge on its way to join the Ohio River. By taking the path on the left to the Clinchfield Overlook, . . . Map (db m160898) HM
10Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — XB-11 — Clintwood
On Dikenson Highway (Virginia Route 83) at Hughes Hollow Road, on the left when traveling west on Dikenson Highway.
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
11Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — XB-13 — John Mullins
On Dickenson Highway (Virginia Route 83) just east of McClure Street and Ida Lane, on the right when traveling east. Reported permanently removed.
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
12Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — John Mullins
On Main Street (County Route 607) at McClure Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
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
13Virginia (Dickenson County), Clintwood — Ralph Stanley Museum
On Main Street at Volunteer Avenue on Main Street.
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
14Virginia (Dickenson County), Haysi — Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland
On Main Street (Virginia Route 63) west of Dickinson Highway (Virginia Route 80), on the left when traveling west.
“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
15Virginia (Dickenson County), Haysi — XB-23 — Indian and Settler Conflict
On Main Street (Virginia Route 63) west of Dickenson Highway (Virginia Route 80), on the left when traveling west.
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
16Virginia (Dickenson County), Meade — Dickenson County — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
On Dickenson Highway (Virginia Route 83) east of Red Onion Prison Road (Virginia Route 361), on the right.
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
17Virginia (Dickenson County), Meade — Z-133 — Wise County / Dickenson County
On Clintwood Highway (Virginia Route 83) at the county line, on the right when traveling east on Clintwood Highway.
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
18Virginia (Dickenson County), Nora — XB-10 — Old Buffalo School
On Dante Mountain Road (Virginia Route 63) near Buffalo Creek Road (County Route 681).
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
 
May. 12, 2021