John Carroll

John Carroll (HM1Z4B)

Location: Hillsville, VA 24343 Carroll County
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N 36° 45.421', W 80° 42.525'

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During the 1842 session of the Virginia General Assembly, despite opposition, John Carroll successfully sponsored a bill partitioning Grayson County and forming a new county, thus fulfilling his campaign pledge. Local tradition holds that the Controversy over the new county's name was resolved when there was agreement to honor Charles Carroll of Carrollton in Maryland, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. John Carroll's last residence, located nearby, was a plain two-story frame house with a gable roof. Carroll, born in Ireland in 1801, died in 1860 and is buried in Wytheville.
HM NumberHM1Z4B
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 525996 N 4067957
Decimal Degrees36.75701667, -80.70875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 45.421', W 80° 42.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 45' 25.26" N, 80° 42' 31.5" W
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Area Code(s)276
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1578-1648 E Stuart Dr, Hillsville VA 24343, US
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