The front lawn of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse in the Hillsville Historic District features a unique flag pole. In May 2005, The Jubal Early Camp 1691 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans erected the pole as a Heritage Flag Pole on which historic flags will be flown on different days. An objective of the sponsoring organization was to make flags more of an educational experience. When not flying a historic flag, the Virginia flag is flown. Flags flown represent those that would have flown on that date. A sampling include: Feb. 10 (1763 French & Indian War ended); June 6 (1943 Commemoration of D-Day); Nov. 11 (1918 World War I ended); Dec. 7 (1941 Pearl Harbor Day); July 1-3 (1863 Battle of Gettysburg); April 28 (1861 Co. C 24th Va, Carroll County Boys organized); September 1 (1862 Co. E 30th Battalion Sharp Shooters organized).
Last Updated: 6/16/2008 4:21 PM