Near Interstate 77 at milepost 61 south of North Scenic Highway (State Route 606).
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields
region, Southwest Virginia is blessed with historic
and contemporary music venues, musicians, and
fretted instrument makers. Historically isolated, the
region retained its strong musical legacy by . . . — — Map (db m108225) HM
On South Scenic Highway (U.S. 52) at Seddon Street (County Route 1005), on the right when traveling west on South Scenic Highway.
The community center was first known as Crab Orchard. The place became the county seat of Bland County when it was formed in 1861 under the name of Seddon, which was later changed to that of the county. At Rocky Gap a skirmish was fought in Crook’s . . . — — Map (db m44855) HM
On Walkers Creek Valley Road (Virginia Route 42) 1.6 miles west of Flat Hollow Road (Virginia Route 670), on the right when traveling west.
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.
Bland . . . — — Map (db m99261) HM
On South Scenic Highway (Route 52) 0.5 miles west of Waddletown Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling west. Reported permanently removed.
Here is the home of S.H. Newberry, who, with three others, composed the "Big Four" in the Virginia Senate. These four men united to defeat objectionable measures of the readjuster movement. — — Map (db m176393) HM
On Stony Fork Road (U.S. 52) near West Blue Grass Trail (Virginia Route 42), on the right when traveling south.
Samuel H. Newberry, a captain in the Confederate army who represented Bland and Pulaski Counties in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1865 to 1867, lived here at Eagle Oak. Newberry served in the Senate of Virginia during the 1870s and 1880s and . . . — — Map (db m43138) HM
On West Blue Grass Trail (Virginia Route 42) at Poor Valley Road (County Route 625) on West Blue Grass Trail.
Henry Casper Groseclose (1892–1950), a
native of Ceres, was one of the founders of
Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV). While teaching agricultural education at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute, Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill, and . . . — — Map (db m44219) HM
On North Scenic Highway (U.S. 52) at Interstate 77, on the right when traveling south on North Scenic Highway.
William Elbert Munsey was born a few miles
east in the mountains of Giles (present-day Bland)
County on 13 July 1833. Despite little formal
schooling, Munsey possessed an insatiable
appetite for knowledge. He entered the ministry
of the . . . — — Map (db m44810) HM
On Stoney Fork Road (U.S. 52) at Old Mountain Road (County Route 621), on the right when traveling south on Stoney Fork Road.
Wythe County. Area 479 Square Miles. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through this county.
Bland County. Area 360 Square . . . — — Map (db m44146) HM