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Historical Markers in Whitetop, Virginia
Whitetop is in Grayson County
► Grayson County (26) ► Carroll County (15) ► Galax (6) ► Smyth County (27) ► Washington County (34) ► Wythe County (33) ► Alleghany County, North Carolina (8) ► Ashe County, North Carolina (5) ► Surry County, North Carolina (19) ► Johnson County, Tennessee (8)
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|The Abingdon Branch of the Norfolk & Western
Railway was nicknamed the “Virginia Creeper,”
likely for the train’s slow speed through this
mountainous region. Initially chartered by the
Abingdon Coal & Iron Railroad in 1887, little . . . — — Map (db m65773) HM|
|The national demand for commercial Christmas trees has brought a new look to the highest mountains of Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Billion of dollars worth of Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) plantations produce regular crops of Christmas trees . . . — — Map (db m72520) HM|
|The White Top Folk Festival was held annually
from 1931 to 1939, (except 1937) on Whitetop
Mountain—the second highest peak in Virginia.
Annabel Morris Buchanan, John Powell, and
John A. Blakemore organized the event that featured banjo players, . . . — — Map (db m65774) HM|
|Whitetop, Mt. Rogers. Visible at great distances, Whitetop Mountain was known as the “Meadow Mountain” in colonial times. With a climate similar to southern Canada, this beloved mountain is Virginia’s second highest peak and . . . — — Map (db m71555) HM|