Places Names of Southwest Virginia

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This page collects local features used in County records, but which are not necessarily preserved in modern names. For example, "Stalnakers" was a location near modern Glade Springs, settled at a very early date, but largely abandoned during the F&I. "Stalnakers Place" continued to be a point of reference for some time. During the Revolution the same location became known as the "Town House". Eventually, "Town House" became "Glade Springs" as the community is known today. The fact that "Stalnakers", "Town House" and "Glade Springs" are all the same place, is not necessarily obvious to the modern reader. Eventually, the intent is to collect names such as this on this page, coupling them with an indication of what they correspond to today, and perhaps an explanation of their significance.


Place:St. Clair's Bottom, Smyth, Virginia
Town House
Castles Woods
18-mile Creek
Seven Mile Ford