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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Floyd County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Floyd 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 Floyd County, VA (21) Carroll County, VA (16) Franklin County, VA (24) Montgomery County, VA (75) Patrick County, VA (42) Pulaski County, VA (32) Roanoke County, VA (17)  FloydCounty(21) Floyd County (21)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  FranklinCounty(24) Franklin County (24)  MontgomeryCounty(75) Montgomery County (75)  PatrickCounty(42) Patrick County (42)  PulaskiCounty(32) Pulaski County (32)  RoanokeCounty(17) Roanoke County (17)
Floyd is the county seat for Floyd County
Adjacent to Floyd County, Virginia
      Carroll County (16)  
      Franklin County (24)  
      Montgomery County (75)  
      Patrick County (42)  
      Pulaski County (32)  
      Roanoke County (17)  
 
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1Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — Albert Tappe Howard’s Milk House
This location was a former Milk House built in the late 1800’s by Albert Tappe Howard. Farmers brought their dairy products to the Milk House and kept them cold in the spring-fed creek routed through the Milk House. Town and county residents came to . . . Map (db m65634) HM
2Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — America's Rural LandscapeBlue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway showcases some of America's best rural and natural landscapes. Rocky Knob is known for its pastoral, or agricultural, countryside. The topography of this plateau differs from much of the Parkway. Here generations of family . . . Map (db m140516) HM
3Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — KG-5 — Floyd
This place became the county seat when Floyd County was formed in 1831. First called Jacksonville for Andrew Jackson, its name was changed to that of the county. The courthouse was built on land given by the Phlegar family. The town was incorporated . . . Map (db m65633) HM
4Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — Floyd County Civil War Memorial
In Memory of our Fallen Braves, the Confederate Soldiers, from 1861 to 1865. Stoop Angels, hither from the skies; there is no holier spot of ground Than where defeated valor lies, By mourning beauty crowned. Floyd County to the Army . . . Map (db m151901) WM
5Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — Floyd County War Memorial
Army American Revolution, 1775 - 1781 Civil War, 1861 - 1865 Operation Desert Storm, 1990 - 1991 Navy War of 1812, 1812 - 1814 Spanish-American War, 1898 Air Force World War I, 1917 - 1918 World War II, 1941 - . . . Map (db m152068) WM
6Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — Former Site of an African-American School
This is the former site of an African-American School conveyed by David and Sarah Kitterman on April 18, 1868Map (db m152059) HM
7Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — Jacksonville Presbyterian Church
The Jacksonville Presbyterian Church was established in this building in 1850 and was the first church built in the Town. The building was constructed by Henry Dillon using plans from an 1830’s book, “Practical House Carpenter,” by Asher . . . Map (db m151908) HM
8Virginia (Floyd County), Floyd — Nannie Harmon Howard House1913 - 1914 — 209 East Main Street —
One of Floyd's most impressive residences, this grand Georgian Revival mansion was built for the widow of Judge Waller Howard according to plans adapted and drawn by Lather Hylton. The home is outfitted in grand style with a sweeping center . . . Map (db m152042) HM
9Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — A Versatile Mill
This building has three sections. The center section houses a gristmill; the wing to your left contains a sawmill, while the section to your right houses a woodworking shop. Ed Mabry built the original mill and both additions about 1910. In the . . . Map (db m174585) HM
10Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Appalachian Houses
More than a century ago, log cabins were a common sight in Appalachia and in other rural areas of the eastern United States. Samuel and Elizabeth Matthews built this cabin near Galax in 1869. Made largely of oak, it has one room on each of its two . . . Map (db m174592) HM
11Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Bark Mill
Simon the tanner used this horse-powered machine to grind oak and hemlock bark for tanning. Mixed with water this ground bark produced “bark liquor” for “tanning hides.”Map (db m174587) HM
12Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Blacksmith Shop
Rarely seen today, the blacksmith shop was a vital home industry in Ed Mabry’s time. Here “Uncle Ed” cleverly fashioned wagon tires, andirons, tools, and various other iron objects for himself and his neighbors.Map (db m174591) HM
13Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Challenges
Although operating a mill was never easy, Ed Mabry faced special challenges. For one, the quantity of running water, which turned the overshot wheel and powered all the equipment in the mill, was barely adequate. To increase his supply, Mabry built . . . Map (db m174583) HM
14Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Homemade Soap Recipe
Take one hollow log “Ash Hopper” filled with ashes. Filter water through ashes to produce lye. Add old fat to lye solution and boil in iron pot. The result: homemade soap.Map (db m174590) HM
15Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Lumber Drying Rack
Freshly sawed lumber must be dried evenly to prevent warping and checking. Ed Mabry used a rack similar to this for drying lumber.Map (db m174586) HM
16Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Mabry Mill
This mill was built about 1910 by Edwin B. Mabry, a jack-of-all-trades who had been a chairmaker, a miner, a coal company blacksmith, and a farmer. He and his wife, Mintoria Lizzie Mabry, operated the mill until 1936, grinding corn and sawing lumber . . . Map (db m165417) HM
17Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Mill Stones
These stones are from a quartz conglomerate obtained at Brushy Mountain Quarry, Blacksburg, VA. They were shaped at the quarry, but the miller “dressed” or sharpened them with homemade “chisels.”Map (db m174584) HM
18Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Rural Life In Appalachia
Down this path you will find buildings, farm implements and other displays that document rural life in Appalachia over a period of about 100 years. Most were restored and arranged here during the 1940s and 1950s. These displays illustrate . . . Map (db m11083) HM
19Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Sorghum Making
Making sorghum molasses became popular during the Civil War, when supplies of sugar and corn syrup were interrupted. The practice continues today in many communities, where the sweet smell of boiling sorghum can be enjoyed in the cool October air. A . . . Map (db m174589) HM
20Virginia (Floyd County), Meadows of Dan — Whiskey Still
Many settlers and early residents brought with them the knowledge and the custom of making whiskey. Although tax laws and, for a while, Prohibition made the activity illegal, moonshiners have always operated in the mountains and other areas of the . . . Map (db m174588) HM
21Virginia (Floyd County), Willis — Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church Cemetery1939
Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places 2007Map (db m181419) HM
 
 
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May. 26, 2022