William Byrd's 1728 Camp Historic Marker

Along the narrow grassy stretch of median between the four lanes of U.S. Route 220 within sight of the North Carolina border, travelers might get a quick glance of a historic marker.

This marker commemorates a moment in Colonial History when this area was indeed on the frontier and it was a moment when the Virginia-North Carolina border was officially established.

Prior to 1728, there was growing confusion along the border area of the frontier as to where someone might reside: the Colony of Virginia or North Carolina.

Each colony appointed commissioners/surveyors who traveled and marked the boundary in 1728. William Byrd II was a Virginia Commissioner who later had his diary of the journey published - now regarded as a classic literary work.

Read the diary on websites, as below, to gain a historic perspective of this area.