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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Norton, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Norton, 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 Norton Ind. City, VA (5) Wise County, VA (32)  Norton(5) Norton (5)  WiseCounty(32) Wise County (32)
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      Wise County (32)  
 
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1 Virginia, Norton — Armed Forces Memorial
The residents of Norton honor the men and women who served so valiantly and honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.Map (db m90883) WM
2 Virginia, Norton — First Integrated Little League Baseball Teams in Virginia1951
Just south of this sign was the baseball field of the 1951 Norton Little League teams. Under the progressive leadership of Dr. Charles Litton, league president, and team managers Jack Hatcher, Eugene Mullins, Ralph Bradley, and Reid Simmons, the . . . Map (db m228676) HM
3 Virginia, Norton — X-21 — Norton
As early as 1750 Christopher Gist explored in this vicinity. The first house here was built about 1785 by William Prince, for whom the settlement was called Prince’s Flat. It was later named Norton for Eckstein Norton, President of the Louisville . . . Map (db m104905) HM
4 Virginia, Norton — Norton / Coeburn — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
Norton. Norton has produced important musicians for a century. Songwriter and ballad singer Kate O’Neill (later Kate Peters Sturgill) grew up here, began a string band in 1914, taught hundreds to play guitar, and was a pioneer on radio. . . . Map (db m90885) HM
5 Virginia, Norton — Resolution Declaring a Sasquatch / Bigfoot Sanctuary
, the television show “Finding Bigfoot” made a stop in southwest Virginia in 2011 and filmed an episode concerning Bigfoot or Sasquatch (locally known as the Woodbooger) sightings in the Norton area, with an emphasis on the High . . . Map (db m228680) HM
 
 
 
 
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Jun. 20, 2024