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Pulaski County History

Tourism and LeisureState ParksWilliam McKinleyCasimir PulaskiForestry and Timber

Founded: March 30, 1839

History:

   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:

--Randolph Park

--Calfee Baseball Park

--Motor Mile Speedway and Dragway

--New River Valley Fairgrounds

--Claytor Lake State Park

--New River Trail State Park

--Jefferson National Forest

--Gatewood Reservoir

--Hensel Eckman YMCA

Website: www.pulaskicounty.org

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