Norton (HM1ZAZ)

Location: Norton, VA 24273
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N 36° 56.014', W 82° 37.777'

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As early as 1750 Christopher Gist explored in this vicinity. The first house here was built about 1785 by William Prince, for whom the settlement was called Prince's Flat. It was later named Norton for Eckstein Norton, President of the Louisville and Nashville Rairload, and was incorporated in 1894. Norton is the center of a bituminous coal region. High Knob, National Forest area, is nearby.
Year Placed1941
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
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Date Added Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 354871 N 4088743
Decimal Degrees36.93356667, -82.62961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 56.014', W 82° 37.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 56' 0.84" N, 82° 37' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)276
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8th St SW, Norton VA 24273, US
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