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Historical Markers 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Galax Ind. City, VA (6) Carroll County, VA (17) Grayson County, VA (30)  Galax(6) Galax (6)  CarrollCounty(17) Carroll County (17)  GraysonCounty(30) Grayson County (30)
Adjacent to Galax, Virginia
      Carroll County (17)  
      Grayson County (30)  
 
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1Virginia, Galax — 86-Z — Carroll County / Grayson CountyArea 458 Square Miles / Area 425 Square Miles
Carroll County Formed in 1842 from Grayson, and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River runs through this county. Grayson County Formed in 1792 from Wythe. Named for William . . . Map (db m182119) HM
2Virginia, 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
3Virginia, 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
4Virginia, 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
5Virginia, Galax — U-25 — Old County Seat
Grayson County, formed in 1792 from Wythe County, was named for William Grayson, one of Virginia's first two United States senators. Its court initially met at William Bourne's farm near present-day Fries. Here at Old Town, earlier known as . . . Map (db m182112) HM
6Virginia, 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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Dec. 8, 2022