Goldbond, Virginia facts for kids
Coal train in Goldbond
|Elevation||1,788 ft (545 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1483687|
Goldbond is located on Stony Creek and State Route 635, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) northeast of Pearisburg the city seat of the county. The name Goldbond derives from an earlier limestone processing works situated in the community, 'National Gypsum Company', which produced 'Gold Bond' gypsum wallboard. Prior to the company's presence the area was known as Kerns, Virginia after the 'Kerns Bread Company' which once operated there.
Archaeological evidence collected by locals along with area history suggest the community that is now Goldbond saw military action during the American Civil War however no official markers note this at present.
Notable landmarks in the area include two family cemeteries (those of the Moser and Reed Families), a covered mill, a former elementary school, now a private residence, and a former local store which also served as a community U.S. Post Office until closing July 30, 2005. Prior to moving to a community post office format Goldbond's post office, which opened February 21, 1923, was operated on land belonging to the Reed Family. This first office was later shifted to the home of Postmasters Irene Moser (née Reed) and Tyree Moser, Sr. in whose family postal operations of the community ran for more than 60 years as noted in an extensive article in the area's newspaper, the 'Virginian Leader,' on the occasion of the couple's retirement and the office's moving in the early 90s.
Tyree Moser, Sr. (1921-1998) - In addition to his retirement duties as an assistant postmaster, Goldbold native and resident, Tyree Moser was also noteworthy in and around the area as a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, a combat veteran of the Second World War (landing at Utah Beach in the Normandy Campaign before participating in the Northern France Campaign and Rhineland Campaign), and a local chairman of the Republican Party. As Republican chairman Moser met with several senior politicians visiting the area including William C. Wampler and John Warner as well as Warner's then wife actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Awards of Moser
Below are military awards and insignias given to Tyree Moser which at one time were on display in Giles
but which, following his death, were returned to his family in other parts of Southwest Virginia.
|Combat Infantry Badge|
|European African Middle
Eastern Campaign Medal
w/ 3 award stars
|World War II
(Originally a Laurel
(with Rifle Bar)
(with Rifle Bar)
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