First Families of Galax

First Families of Galax


$29.00

Judith Nunn Alley has released another book on the history of Galax. The “First Families of Galax” have been identified by using deed books, obituaries, newspaper clippings, old scrapbooks, and various vital record sources. The book not only includes a brief sketch of each of the 142 pioneer families, but it also includes a plat map of the streets, blocks and lots that identifies the location of the first owner of each property. The development of the new town began soon after the turn of the 20th century and attracted a variety of people. The majority of owners came from the surrounding counties in Southwest Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina. Some purchased their lots and put down deep roots; some used their lots strictly as an investment and soon sold the lots for a profit. Others stayed for a while before moving on. Some family names can no longer be found in residential directories today and can only be found on grave stones, in old records and census reports. This book is an excellent source for those seeking information on their ancestors. The author, born and raised in Galax, is a 1958 graduate of Galax High School and attended Stephens College, Columbia Missouri. She is now a resident of Northwest Florida. She will be offering the book for sale during the Author’s Weekend June 14-15, sponsored by Chapters Book Store in Galax.  The book will also be available by mail by contacting John Nunn, Box 1130, Galax Va. 24333

 

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