“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 Fort Chiswell, Virginia

Clickable Map of Wythe 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> Wythe County, VA (55) Bland County, VA (10) Carroll County, VA (20) Grayson County, VA (30) Pulaski County, VA (39) Smyth County, VA (62)  WytheCounty(55) Wythe County (55)  BlandCounty(10) Bland County (10)  CarrollCounty(20) Carroll County (20)  GraysonCounty(30) Grayson County (30)  PulaskiCounty(39) Pulaski County (39)  SmythCounty(62) Smyth County (62)
Wytheville is the county seat for Wythe County
Fort Chiswell is in Wythe County
      Wythe County (55)  
      Bland County (10)  
      Carroll County (20)  
      Grayson County (30)  
      Pulaski County (39)  
      Smyth County (62)  
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1 Virginia, Wythe County, Fort Chiswell — K-36 — Anchor and Hope Plantation
One mile north is a plantation tht was surveyed in March 1748, and patented, in June, 1753, by Colonel John Buchanan and named by him “Anchor and Hope.” There in 1792 an academy was established to teach oratory. The pioneer educator, . . . Map (db m43350) HM
2 Virginia, Wythe County, Fort Chiswell — Fort Chiswell
Built by Colonel William Byrd for his expedition against the Cherokees, military outpost of Southwest Virginia 1758-76, county-seat of old Montgomery County 1776-1790, strategic point in the defence of the lead mines during the Revolution. . . . Map (db m232956) HM
3 Virginia, Wythe County, Fort Chiswell — K-39 — Lead Mines
Nine miles south on New River. Discovered in 1756 by Colonel John Chiswell, these mines supplied lead for the Patriots in the Revolutionary War. Tories attempted to seize them in 1780 but were suppressed.Map (db m43346) HM
4 Virginia, Wythe County, Fort Chiswell — Z-100 — 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 m209767) HM
5 Virginia, Wythe County, Fort Chiswell — Wilderness Road
The Wilderness Road of colonial days ran near this marker. Prior to 1800 more than 60,000 settlers traveled this road and helped found civilization in southwest-Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.Map (db m232957) HM
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Sep. 22, 2023