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Historical Markers in Whitetop, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Grayson County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Grayson County, VA (26) Carroll County, VA (15) Galax Ind. City, VA (6) Smyth County, VA (27) Washington County, VA (34) Wythe County, VA (33) Alleghany County, NC (8) Ashe County, NC (5) Surry County, NC (19) Johnson County, TN (8)  GraysonCounty(26) Grayson County (26)  CarrollCounty(15) Carroll County (15)  (6) Galax (6)  SmythCounty(27) Smyth County (27)  WashingtonCounty(34) Washington County (34)  WytheCounty(33) Wythe County (33)  AlleghanyCountyNorth Carolina(8) Alleghany County (8)  AsheCounty(5) Ashe County (5)  SurryCounty(19) Surry County (19)  JohnsonCountyTennessee(8) Johnson County (8)
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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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Virginia (Grayson County), Whitetop — UE-10 — “Virginia Creeper” Railroad
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
2Virginia (Grayson County), Whitetop — Christmas Tree Farms
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
3Virginia (Grayson County), Whitetop — UE-9 — White Top Folk Festival
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
4Virginia (Grayson County), Whitetop — WhitetopMt. Rogers — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
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
 
 
  
 
Sep. 19, 2021