Founded: March 30, 1839
Pulaski County was created in 1839 from parts of Montgomery and Wythe Counties, becoming the 87th Virginia county. It was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to America after he was exiled and joined George Washington's army.
In 1864, the Battle of Cloyd's Farm took place in Pulaski County, where Rutherford B Hayes and William McKinley both fought.
Points of Interest:
--Calfee Baseball Park
--Motor Mile Speedway and Dragway
--New River Valley Fairgrounds
--Claytor Lake State Park
--New River Trail State Park
--Jefferson National Forest
--Hensel Eckman YMCA
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