“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Chilhowie, Virginia

Clickable Map of Smyth 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> Smyth County, VA (29) Bland County, VA (8) Grayson County, VA (26) Russell County, VA (13) Tazewell County, VA (29) Washington County, VA (34) Wythe County, VA (41)  SmythCounty(29) Smyth County (29)  BlandCounty(8) Bland County (8)  GraysonCounty(26) Grayson County (26)  RussellCounty(13) Russell County (13)  TazewellCounty(29) Tazewell County (29)  WashingtonCounty(34) Washington County (34)  WytheCounty(41) Wythe County (41)
Marion is the county seat for Smyth County
Chilhowie is in Smyth County
      Smyth County (29)  
      Bland County (8)  
      Grayson County (26)  
      Russell County (13)  
      Tazewell County (29)  
      Washington County (34)  
      Wythe County (41)  
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1Virginia (Smyth County), Chilhowie — ChilhowieStoneman at Greever’s Switch — Stoneman Raid —
Sidebar. On December 1, 1864, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 5,700 cavalrymen east from Knoxville, Tennessee, to destroy iron-, lead-, and saltworks in Virginia that were essential to the Confederate war effort. After actions at Kingsport . . . Map (db m45977) HM
2Virginia (Smyth County), Chilhowie — K-22 — Chilhowie
About 1748, Colonel James Patton patented land here and reportedly hoped this site would one day become a town. The region became known as Town House for a house known by this name that stood nearby. By the Revolutionary War, a settlement of the . . . Map (db m45741) HM
3Virginia (Smyth County), Chilhowie — K-21 — Farthest West, 1750
Near here, in 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker, on his first journey southwest, assisted Samuel Stalnaker in building his cabin. At that time his was the farthest west settlement.Map (db m45965) HM
4Virginia (Smyth County), Chilhowie — Sulphur Springs Church and Campground1806–1893
Across the highway was a log meeting house and campground visited by Bishop Francis Asbury and early Methodist circuit riders. On this site Col. W. P. Thompson gathered his regiment in 1812. Here Elizabeth Henry Russell often worshipped and this was . . . Map (db m91062) HM
5Virginia (Smyth County), Chilhowie — Town House
As early as 1754 a house was built on this hill, and was used as a fort and meeting place by settlers. This is the site of the first settlement in this region.Map (db m45966) HM
6Virginia (Smyth County), Chilhowie — Transportation Through the Ages1900–1930’s — The Carriage House —
Roads were only paths made by walking and from the passage of wagons and buggies. When the first cars came into the area, the roads were “pot-hole after pot-hole.” Sam Bonham told of riding his motorcycle around 1918 to Knoxville, . . . Map (db m46090) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022