Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Visit to Marion, VA........

Happy Sunday!!  This morning after breakfast and such, we loaded up and drove into Marion, Va.  We needed a couple of things from the grocery store.  As chance would have it, our route took us through the downtown of Marion, Va.

Marion, Va. is named after Francis Marion of Revolutionary War fame.  The town is also the county seat of Smyth County, Va.  While the downtown was only a few blocks in length, it looked really nice.  Since it was late Sunday morning, most businesses were still closed, but we did get some good pictures anyway.

Smyth County Courthouse
Close-up of the entrance

Memorial to the local
Revolutionary War

Memorial the the local
Civil War soldiers.
Erected in 1903

Memorial to the local
World War I
World War II
Korean Conflict
Vietnam War

A Salt Kettle.  Water from local brine wells
was boiled in the kettles for salt.  The salt
was shipped all over the south, starting in
1790, and continuing until 1895. 
The salt industry here was the cause of
several important battles in the Civil War.

Thanks for checking in today.  We will be packing up and heading home tomorrow.  Then to start dreaming about our next trip.  Until next post, stay safe out there....-R,T,&J.

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