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Austinville, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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From Virginia Department of Historic Resources, May 3, 2005
Wythe County Marker
Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — Z-89 — Carroll County / Wythe County
Carroll County Area 458 Square Miles Formed in 1842 from Grayson, and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River runs through this County. Wythe County Area 479 Square . . . — Map (db m24972) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — KD-5 — Fincastle County
Fincastle County, established in 1772, was formed from Botetourt County. The Fincastle County seat was located opposite the lead mines on the north side of the New River in the western end of present day Austinville. In 1775, the Fincastle County . . . — Map (db m43358) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — KD-6 — Jackson’s Ferry and Shot Tower
By 1770 Capt. William Herbert had established a ferry across the nearby New River that became known as Jackson’s Ferry. Thomas Jackson erected the 75-foot shot tower in the early 1800s to manufacture shot for firearms. The Austinville mines supplied . . . — Map (db m32514) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — To Mark The Site of The Lead Mines
An important source of ammunition for the Revolutionary War and of The Courthouse of Fincastle County 1772-1776

Here on January 20 1775, The Committee of Safety of Fincastle County adopted resolutions boldly declaring their determination never . . . — Map (db m125299) HM

Virginia (Wythe County), Austinville — Z-256 — Wythe County/ Carroll County
Wythe County Area 479 Square Miles Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration Of Independence. New River flows through this county. Carroll County Area 458 Square Miles Formed in . . . — Map (db m99367) HM

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