“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 Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Clickable Map of Floyd 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> Floyd County, VA (24) Carroll County, VA (20) Franklin County, VA (25) Montgomery County, VA (91) Patrick County, VA (43) Pulaski County, VA (39) Roanoke County, VA (21)  FloydCounty(24) Floyd County (24)  CarrollCounty(20) Carroll County (20)  FranklinCounty(25) Franklin County (25)  MontgomeryCounty(91) Montgomery County (91)  PatrickCounty(43) Patrick County (43)  PulaskiCounty(39) Pulaski County (39)  RoanokeCounty(21) Roanoke County (21)
Floyd is the county seat for Floyd County
Meadows of Dan is in Floyd County
      Floyd County (24)  
      Carroll County (20)  
      Franklin County (25)  
      Montgomery County (91)  
      Patrick County (43)  
      Pulaski County (39)  
      Roanoke County (21)  
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1 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — A Versatile Mill
This building has three sections. The center section houses a gristmill; the wing to your left contains a sawmill, while the section to your right houses a woodworking shop. Ed Mabry built the original mill and both additions about 1910. In the . . . Map (db m174585) HM
2 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Appalachian Houses
More than a century ago, log cabins were a common sight in Appalachia and in other rural areas of the eastern United States. Samuel and Elizabeth Matthews built this cabin near Galax in 1869. Made largely of oak, it has one room on each of its two . . . Map (db m174592) HM
3 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Bark Mill
Simon the tanner used this horse-powered machine to grind oak and hemlock bark for tanning. Mixed with water this ground bark produced “bark liquor” for “tanning hides.”Map (db m174587) HM
4 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Blacksmith Shop
Rarely seen today, the blacksmith shop was a vital home industry in Ed Mabry’s time. Here “Uncle Ed” cleverly fashioned wagon tires, andirons, tools, and various other iron objects for himself and his neighbors.Map (db m174591) HM
5 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Challenges
Although operating a mill was never easy, Ed Mabry faced special challenges. For one, the quantity of running water, which turned the overshot wheel and powered all the equipment in the mill, was barely adequate. To increase his supply, Mabry built . . . Map (db m174583) HM
6 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Homemade Soap Recipe
Take one hollow log “Ash Hopper” filled with ashes. Filter water through ashes to produce lye. Add old fat to lye solution and boil in iron pot. The result: homemade soap.Map (db m174590) HM
7 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Lumber Drying Rack
Freshly sawed lumber must be dried evenly to prevent warping and checking. Ed Mabry used a rack similar to this for drying lumber.Map (db m174586) HM
8 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Mabry Mill
This mill was built about 1910 by Edwin B. Mabry, a jack-of-all-trades who had been a chairmaker, a miner, a coal company blacksmith, and a farmer. He and his wife, Mintoria Lizzie Mabry, operated the mill until 1936, grinding corn and sawing lumber . . . Map (db m165417) HM
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9 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Mill Stones
These stones are from a quartz conglomerate obtained at Brushy Mountain Quarry, Blacksburg, VA. They were shaped at the quarry, but the miller “dressed” or sharpened them with homemade “chisels.”Map (db m174584) HM
10 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Rural Life In Appalachia
Down this path you will find buildings, farm implements and other displays that document rural life in Appalachia over a period of about 100 years. Most were restored and arranged here during the 1940s and 1950s. These displays illustrate . . . Map (db m11083) HM
11 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Sorghum Making
Making sorghum molasses became popular during the Civil War, when supplies of sugar and corn syrup were interrupted. The practice continues today in many communities, where the sweet smell of boiling sorghum can be enjoyed in the cool October air. A . . . Map (db m174589) HM
12 Virginia, Floyd County, Meadows of Dan — Whiskey Still
Many settlers and early residents brought with them the knowledge and the custom of making whiskey. Although tax laws and, for a while, Prohibition made the activity illegal, moonshiners have always operated in the mountains and other areas of the . . . Map (db m174588) HM
13 Virginia, Patrick County, Meadows of Dan — Z-75 — Floyd County / Patrick County
Floyd County. Area 376 square miles. Formed in 1831 from Montgomery, and added to from Franklin. Named for John Floyd, governor of Virginia, 1830–1834. Buffalo Knob is in this county. Patrick County. Area 485 square . . . Map (db m104615) HM
14 Virginia, Patrick County, Meadows of Dan — Meadows of Dan — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
Meadows of Dan. Patrick County is named for a fiddler, Patrick Henry, and is where the Piedmont Plateau meets the Blue Ridge Mountains. Settled in Revolutionary times, it has always been a musical place. Stuart, the county seat, is named for a . . . Map (db m104623) HM
15 Virginia, Patrick County, Meadows of Dan — You Buy 'Em, We'll Fly 'Em!
On October 14, 1944, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, lost in a dense fog during a training mission, circled Mabry Mill twice before crashing in a nearby field. Eighteen months earlier, the bomber had been purchased through the United States . . . Map (db m138448) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024