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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Giles County, Virginia
Adjacent to Giles County, Virginia
► Bland County (6) ► Craig County (5) ► Montgomery County (72) ► Pulaski County (31) ► Mercer County, West Virginia (28) ► Monroe County, West Virginia (38) ► Summers County, West Virginia (37)
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|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|
|Marker Front: 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|
|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|
|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|
|Craig County. Area 333 square miles. Formed in 1851 from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles and Monroe. Named for Robert Craig, member of Congress. Craig Healing Springs are in this county.
Giles County. Area 369 square miles. . . . — — Map (db m84146) HM|
|Marker Front: Formed in 1806 from Montgomery, Tazewell, and Monroe, and named for William B. Giles, United States Senator and Governor of Virginia 1827-30. Mountain Lake is in this county.
Marker Reverse: Formed in 1776 from . . . — — Map (db m34758) HM|
|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|
To the Confederate soldiers of Giles County
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|
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|
|From 1st grist mill in Pearisburg District built ca. 1794 by James McClaugherty approx. 1 mile east of Pearisburg on New River — — Map (db m159679) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|To the sacred memory of
John-Jacob and Elizabeth (Helm) Snidow and their children: Barbara, Philip, Christian, Jacob, John, Theophilus and
John-Jacob, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, visited this vicinity ca. 1766. He went . . . — — Map (db m162890) HM|
|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|
|In this vicinity Christian Snidow, pioneer, established a ferry over the river in 1786, and built a house in 1793. — — Map (db m37523) HM|
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. . . . — — Map (db m41442) HM|
|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|
|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|