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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pulaski County, Virginia

Clickable Map of Pulaski 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> Pulaski County, VA (36) Bland County, VA (8) Carroll County, VA (17) Floyd County, VA (22) Giles County, VA (17) Montgomery County, VA (81) Radford Ind. City, VA (15) Wythe County, VA (49)  PulaskiCounty(36) Pulaski County (36)  BlandCounty(8) Bland County (8)  CarrollCounty(17) Carroll County (17)  FloydCounty(22) Floyd County (22)  GilesCounty(17) Giles County (17)  MontgomeryCounty(81) Montgomery County (81)  (15) Radford (15)  WytheCounty(49) Wythe County (49)
Pulaski is the county seat for Pulaski County
Adjacent to Pulaski County, Virginia
      Bland County (8)  
      Carroll County (17)  
      Floyd County (22)  
      Giles County (17)  
      Montgomery County (81)  
      Radford (15)  
      Wythe County (49)  
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1 Virginia, Pulaski County, Draper — Z-263 — Pulaski County / Wythe County
Pulaski County Area 333 square miles Formed in 1839 from Wythe and Montgomery, and named for Count Casimir Pulaski, killed at the siege of Savannah, 1779. New River flows through this county. Wythe County Area . . . Map (db m209757) HM
2 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — "Dunkard's Bottom" Reported missing
This tablet commemorates the first white settlement west of New River, made in 1745 near here by "Dunkers". In 1756 they built a fort for protection against Indians. In 1771 Col. William Christian built a home on this site. The stones in this . . . Map (db m41457) HM
3 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — American Veterans
In honor and memory of all American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the presentMap (db m162954) WM
4 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — K-38 — Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain
In April 1864 Grant ordered Brig. Gen. George Crook to cut the Virginia & Tennessee RR in Southwest Virginia. Near Cloyd’s Mountain, five miles north of Dublin, on 9 May Crook battled Confederate defenders commanded by Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins. . . . Map (db m41409) HM
5 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — Battle of Cloyd's Farm
Here on May 9, 1864, was fought the Battle of Cloyd's Farm in which more than 800 gallant men were killed. Rutherford B. Hayes & William McKinley later presidents of the United States engaged in this battle as officers of the Union . . . Map (db m162942) HM
6 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — KE-5 — Battle of Cloyd's Mountain
Just to the west took place the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, May 9, 1864. The Union General Crook, raiding to destroy the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (N.&W.), met and repulsed General A. G. Jenkins, who was mortally wounded.Map (db m41410) HM
7 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — Christian-Cloyd Chimney
This chimney, formerly to the home of William Christian, brother-in-law to Patrick Henry & frontier militia commander, was built about 1772 a mile down stream at a site now submerged by Claytor Lake. In 1808 it became the home of Thomas Cloyd from . . . Map (db m41455) HM
8 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — Colonel William Christian
This chimney marks the site of the home of Colonel William Christian Christiansburg, Va., was named for this Revolutionary War leader and Virginia patriot Chairman of the Fincastle Resolutions Committee and brother-in-law of . . . Map (db m41454) HM
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9 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — KE 6 — New Dublin Presbyterian Church
This congregation, one of the oldest in Southwest Virginia, consisted of 45 families by 1769. Col.Joseph Cloyd, a Revolution army War officer, donated land for its first sanctuary, built 1/2 mile east of here ca. 1781. The present sanctuary (ca. . . . Map (db m138342) HM
10 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — K-284 — New River Ordnance Plant
Just south of here stood the New River Ordnance Plant, or Dublin Bagging Plant, a World War II facility established primarily for the bagging of propellant used for firing artillery shells. Construction of the plant, designed and operated by the . . . Map (db m126020) HM
11 Virginia, Pulaski County, Dublin — Rearguard ActionBattle of Cloyd's Mountain — Virginia Civil War Trails —
(preface) Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, commander of all Union armies, ordered advances throughout the Confederacy in May 1864. In Virginia, Gen. George C. Meade led the Army of the Potomac across the Rappahannock River and south toward Richmond . . . Map (db m162941) HM
12 Virginia, Pulaski County, Fairlawn — K-44 — Roads West
During the 1770s, Samuel Pepper established a ferry crossing nearby which opened a transportation, route during the late colonial and early national periods linking the resources of the West with the population centers in the East. A century . . . Map (db m86261) HM
13 Virginia, Pulaski County, Hiwassee — High Water MarkLittle River at Graysontown: 16 feet 5 inches
August 14, 1940 On this day, the Georgia-South Carolina hurricane of 1940 caused water from the Little River to rise to this level at this location. For more information, contact: National Weather Service Blacksburg, VA . . . Map (db m209751) HM
14 Virginia, Pulaski County, Hiwassee — Snowville Christian ChurchDisciples of Christ — 1833 —
. . . Map (db m209746) HM
15 Virginia, Pulaski County, Newbern — First Court House
Erected 1964 On this corner stood the first courthouse of Pulaski County 1839-1893 To the back still stands the old county jailMap (db m104646) HM
16 Virginia, Pulaski County, Newbern — Newbern Christian ChurchDisciples of Christ
Congregation Organized 1838 Present Building Erected 1860Map (db m209770) HM
17 Virginia, Pulaski County, Newbern — The First Court held in Pulaski County1839-1939
The first court held in Pulaski County was in a building known as the James Tiffany House on May 9, 1839, at which term an order was entered adopting the house of Henry Hance (a great grandfather of K.B. Alexander present owner) as a place to hold . . . Map (db m197036) HM
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18 Virginia, Pulaski County, Newbern — Water Works — 1870
The original reservoir of the first Newbern water works 1870 Restored in 1965 by the Newbern community improvement club Above is a sample of the 1000 feet of original pipe line, which is still in use.Map (db m104647) HM
19 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Confederate Soldiers Memorial
In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Pulaski County 1861 - 1865Map (db m24133) HM
20 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — K-40 — Draper's Valley
John Draper's wife, Bettie Robertson Draper, was captured by Shawnee at Draper's Meadow (Blacksburg) in 1755. Mrs. Draper was carried into the Ohio country along with her sister-in-law Mary Draper Ingles and five others. Six years later John Draper . . . Map (db m216193) HM
21 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Lest We ForgetPOW - MIAs Of All Wars
O Lord who guides the stars and yet dost stoop to heal the broken heart. Thou, for whom no distance lies of time or space, shield all thy sons and daughters whom men call missing but whose place and circumstance are wholly known to thee. If they be . . . Map (db m41482) WM
22 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — K-41 — Pulaski
The town sprang up at the coming of the railroad and was first known as Martin's Tank. Governor John Floyd lived near by. The county seat was moved here from Newbern in 1894. The town, like the county, was named for Count Casimir Pulaski, killed in . . . Map (db m23914) HM
23 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Pulaski County Courthouse
This native stone arch, built in 1907, was used as an entrance to the Pulaski County exhibit at the 1607-1907 Jamestown Exposition. When returned to Pulaski, it was erected here as a permanent entrance to the Pulaski County Courthouse, which was . . . Map (db m41480) HM
24 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Pulaski County Revolutionary War Memorial
This tablet is dedicated to the memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers of Pulaski CountyMap (db m162947) WM
25 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Pulaski County War Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave the last full measure and to those who marched beside them.Map (db m41481) WM
26 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Pulaski Railway StationNational Register Of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m162952) HM
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27 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Pulaski Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans past, present, and future. We remain free because of your sacrifice.Map (db m162944) WM
28 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — The Norfolk And Western Railway
September 28, 1925 The Norfolk and Western Railway Company gave permission to the town of Pulaski to use this parcel of land for a park.Map (db m162948) HM
29 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Thorton Lemmon Massie
Erected by the state bar association of Virginia as a memorial of the legal accomplishments, the fidelity to duty and the courage unto death of Thornton Lemmon Massie judge of the twenty first Virginia circuit who was assassinated while . . . Map (db m162946) HM
30 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — Veterans Memorial Bridge
Weterans Memorial Bridge Dedicated July 4, 2000 to all Veterans of WarsMap (db m160344) WM
31 Virginia, Pulaski County, Pulaski — World War I Memorial1914 - 1918
[North and South Faces)]: This memorial is dedicated to the honor and glory of all Pulaski County citizens who served our Country during World War I [East Face] Town of Pulaski Founded 1886 Jackson ParkMap (db m24132) HM
32 Virginia, Pulaski County, Radford — K-29 — First Settlement
About five miles southwest is Dunkard Bottom, where Dr. Thomas Walker found a settlement in 1750. The fort there was built about 1756 and was the first fort in Virginia west of New River. The first store and first mill were also there.Map (db m23909) HM
33 Virginia, Pulaski County, Radford — Z-261 — Montgomery County / Pulaski County
Montgomery County. Area 401 Square Miles. Formed in 1776 from Fincastle, and named for General Richard Montgomery, killed at Quebec, 1775. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute is in this county. Pulaski County. Area . . . Map (db m50619) HM
34 Virginia, Pulaski County, Radford — Z-80 — Montgomery County / Pulaski County
Montgomery County. Area 401 square miles. Formed in 1776 from Fincastle, and named for General Richard Montgomery, killed at Quebec, 1775. The Virginia Polytechnic Institute is in this county. Pulaski County. Area . . . Map (db m41416) HM
35 Virginia, Pulaski County, Radford — K-45 — Page’s Meeting House
One mile to the north stood this Methodist Chapel, an early one in the New River area. It was built on land given in 1795 by Alexander Page. Bishop Francis Asbury preached in the chapel in 1802 and again in 1806.Map (db m23906) HM
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36 Virginia, Pulaski County, Radford — K-25 — The New River
Not “new” at all, the New River, the second oldest in the world, is more than 320 million years old. Only the Nile is older. The river received its original English name, Wood's River, perhaps from Colonel Abraham Wood who explored the . . . Map (db m41417) HM
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May. 31, 2023