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
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
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
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.
Area . . . — — Map (db m209767) HM
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