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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Giles County, Virginia

Clickable Map of Giles County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Giles County, VA (17) Bland County, VA (10) Craig County, VA (7) Montgomery County, VA (91) Pulaski County, VA (39) Mercer County, WV (35) Monroe County, WV (39) Summers County, WV (49)  GilesCounty(17) Giles County (17)  BlandCounty(10) Bland County (10)  CraigCounty(7) Craig County (7)  MontgomeryCounty(91) Montgomery County (91)  PulaskiCounty(39) Pulaski County (39)  MercerCountyWest Virginia(35) Mercer County (35)  MonroeCounty(39) Monroe County (39)  SummersCounty(49) Summers County (49)
Pearisburg is the county seat for Giles County
Adjacent to Giles County, Virginia
      Bland County (10)  
      Craig County (7)  
      Montgomery County (91)  
      Pulaski County (39)  
      Mercer County, West Virginia (35)  
      Monroe County, West Virginia (39)  
      Summers County, West Virginia (49)  
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1 Virginia, Giles County, Eggleston — KB-56 — Eggleston's Springs
Near here Adam Harmon, probably in 1750, established what is believed to be the first settlement in Giles County. Here, in 1755, he found Mary Ingles as she was making her way back to Draper's Meadows after her escape from the Indians.Map (db m41427) HM
2 Virginia, Giles County, Glen Lyn — Z-211 — West Virginia / Giles County Virginia
West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in . . . Map (db m34767) HM
3 Virginia, Giles County, Midway — Z-289 — Giles County / West Virginia
Giles County. Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia, 1827–1830. Mountain Lake is in this county. West Virginia. West Virginia was long a . . . Map (db m84134) HM
4 Virginia, Giles County, Narrows — KG-22 — Narrows
Named for the narrows in New River. The place was occupied by Confederate troops under French and Jackson in May, 1864. Combining with McCausland, they forced the Union General Crook to evacuate Blacksburg. Crook passed here on his way to West . . . Map (db m84143) HM
5 Virginia, Giles County, Pearisburg — KG-20 — First Court of Giles County
Giles County was formed from Montgomery, Monroe (now in West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties in 1806. It was named for William Branch Giles, United States senator from Virginia and later governor. North of here, the first court of Giles County was . . . Map (db m37528) HM
6 Virginia, Giles County, Pearisburg — Giles County Confederate Monument
(Side 1) 1861-1865 To the Confederate soldiers of Giles County Our Heroes (Side 2) Giles Co. furnished seven volunteer companies numbering about 800 men as follows: Co D 7th Regiment Infantry " F 24 " " " H 36 " " " . . . Map (db m162889) WM
7 Virginia, Giles County, Pearisburg — Giles County War Memorial
(side 1) Honor Roll 1917—1919 In memory of the men of Giles County who gave their lives in defense of their country in the World War. Charles B. Davis • Leonard C. Duncan • W. Kyle Echols • Otey H. Elmore • Elcana J. . . . Map (db m162885) WM
8 Virginia, Giles County, Pearisburg — McClaugherty Mill Stone
From 1st grist mill in Pearisburg District built ca. 1794 by James McClaugherty approx. 1 mile east of Pearisburg on New RiverMap (db m159679) HM
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9 Virginia, Giles County, Pearisburg — KG-21 — Pearisburg
The town was laid off in 1806 when Giles County was formed, and named for Captain George Pearis, early settler. Established in 1808, it was first incorporated in 1835, and reincorporated in 1914. Here, in May 1862, Union troops under Colonel . . . Map (db m34811) HM
10 Virginia, Giles County, Pearisburg — Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County
James Adair • Jacob Albert • John Alsup • Hezekiah Atkins • Milliton Atkins • Parker Atkins • James Bane Jr. • William Bradley • Lowe Brown • William Brown • Humphrey Brumfield • James Brumfield Jr. • James Brumfield Sr. • John Burke • Capt. Thomas . . . Map (db m162874) WM
11 Virginia, Giles County, Pembroke — KG-14 — Camp John J. PershingCivilian Conservation Corps Company 1370-2386
Near here is the original site of C.C.C. Company 1370-2386, known as Camp John J. Pershing, from 1933 to 1935, when it was moved to Nottoway County. Among the most popular New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps was designed to encourage . . . Map (db m34828) HM
12 Virginia, Giles County, Pembroke — Snidow Pioneers
To the sacred memory of John-Jacob and Elizabeth (Helm) Snidow and their children: Barbara, Philip, Christian, Jacob, John, Theophilus and two daughters. John-Jacob, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, visited this vicinity ca. 1766. He went . . . Map (db m162890) HM
13 Virginia, Giles County, Rich Creek — KG-19 — New River
The New River is estimated to be more than 100 million years old, making it one of the oldest rivers in the world. It is a remnant of the prehistoric Teays River. The first written documentation of the New River was by explorers Thomas Batte . . . Map (db m84135) HM
14 Virginia, Giles County, Ripplemead — KG-17 — Snidow's Ferry
In this vicinity Christian Snidow, pioneer, established a ferry over the river in 1786, and built a house in 1793.Map (db m37523) HM
15 Virginia, Giles County, Staffordsville — Z-258 — Giles County / Pulaski County
Giles County. Area 369 square miles. Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell, and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia, 1827-1830. Mountain Lake is in this county. Pulaski . . . Map (db m41442) HM
16 Virginia, Giles County, Staffordsville — KG-15 — Mountain Evangelist
The Reverend Robert Sayers Sheffey (1820-1902), although one of a kind as to style and personality, was a Methodist Circuit Rider in the classic frontier tradition. Celebrated for the intensity of his faith and prayer, as well as for his . . . Map (db m41428) HM
17 Virginia, Giles County, Staffordsville — KG-16 — Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting
Adjacent to and named for this stream, Wabash Campground was exemplary of a religious and social institution, indeed of a way of life, which flourished during the 19th century. Hundreds of families would camp for two weeks or more while attending . . . Map (db m41429) HM
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Jun. 19, 2024