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By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2011
Battle of Wytheville Marker
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleInto the Valley of Death
On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs, and salt and lead mines . . . — Map (db m44023) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleSt. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery
On July 13, 1863, Union Colonel John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs, and salt and lead mines . . . — Map (db m44881) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleThe Road to Mount Airy Depot
On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs and salt and lead mines essential . . . — Map (db m67323) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Battle of WythevilleThe First Skirmish
On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs, and salt and lead mines essential . . . — Map (db m67326) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Boone Trail Highway Memorial
Near his site, and with the sponsorship of Wytheville civic organizations, J. Hampton Rich, Director of the Boone 'Fran Highway & Memorial Association, erected the original monument in 1928. It was one of many placed across the nation to . . . — Map (db m44923) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — KD-9 — Crockett’s Cove
Crockett’s Cove has been home to the Crockett family for two centuries. It was named for Lt. John Crockett, Sr. (1737–1799), son of Samuel and Esther Thompson Crockett, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in the family cemetery a mile . . . — Map (db m43553) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-326 — Edith Bolling Wilson
Edith Bolling Wilson was born here on 15 Oct. 1872, where she lived with her parents Judge William H. and Sallie White Bolling and ten siblings. Edith Bolling married Norman Galt in 1896 and after his death in 1908 she operated his Washington, . . . — Map (db m44916) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Homesteader's Legacy
Can you see the old homestead of Buck and Ollie Astin in the clearing ahead? Even though the house and foundation are gone, there are still signs that reveal people’s presence in the forest. Living Clues to the Past Here you will find . . . — Map (db m67329) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-37 — Robert Enoch Withers
Robert Enoch Withers was born in Campbell County on 18 Sept. 1821. After graduation from the medical department at the University of Virginia in 1841, he practiced medicine in Campbell County and Danville until 1861. During the Civil War . . . — Map (db m44913) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — FR-26 — St. John’s Lutheran Church
German settlers formed a congregation here that was a center of Lutheranism in Virginia throughout the 19th century. The church built around 1800 was replaced by the present structure in 1854. The cemetery has distinctive stones dating from 1804 to . . . — Map (db m44891) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — KC-4 — Toland’s Raid
Col. John T. Toland of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry leading Federal cavalrymen, marched from Tazewell County, and raided Wytheville during the evening of 18 July 1863. Confederate troops under Maj. Thomas M. Bowyer and local . . . — Map (db m68018) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-23 — Walter Crockett
Walter Crockett was born in the 1730s. By 1760, he had joined the Augusta County militia. Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, he subsequently served in the militias of Botentourt, Fincastle, and then Montgomery Counties, beginning in 1769. He . . . — Map (db m44893) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — Z-84 — Wythe County / Bland CountyArea 479 Square Miles / Area 360 Square Miles
Wythe County. Formed in 1789 from Montgomery, and named for George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. New River flows through this county. Bland County. Formed in 1861 from Wythe, Tazewell and Giles. Named for Richard . . . — Map (db m44146) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — KD-10 — Wythe County Poorhouse Farm
The 340-acre Wythe County Poorhouse Farm was established in 1858 for the care of the elderly, disabled, and impoverished people of Wythe County. It was governed by the Wythe County Board of Supervisors and owned by the county until 1957 when the . . . — Map (db m1820) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-35 — Wytheville
When Wythe County was formed, this place became the county seat under the name of Evansham. It was incorporated in 1839 as Wytheville. The old Wilderness Road to Cumberland Gap passed here. It July, 1863, Toland’s Raiders captured the town. In May, . . . — Map (db m44917) HM
Virginia (Wythe County), Wytheville — K-325 — Wytheville Training School
By 1867, the Freedmen's Bureau began educating African Americans recently freed from enslavement in Wytheville and soon a building was constructed for the students. In 1882, the Evansham School District and the Franklin Street Methodist Episcopal . . . — Map (db m72072) HM

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