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W Main St, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 49' 57.967572", -81° 31' 12.945432"
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The community center here was known as Royal Oak, home of Arthur Campbell, frontiersman. The place became the county seat when Smyth County was formed and was named for Francis Marion, Revolution ary hero. It was incorporated in 1832; the courthouse was built in 1834; the railroad came in 1856. A cavalry action was fought here, December 1864, in Stoneman's raid.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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