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Near Verona in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Willow Spout

 
 
Willow Spout Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
1. Willow Spout Marker
Inscription. Here stood, from the early 19th century until the mid-1900s, the tavern and stagecoach stop first owned by Peter Hanger. In 1848 its second proprietor, Samuel Harnsbarger, planted a willow tree in a spring here, across the newly-constructed Valley Turnpike from the tollhouse. Spring water flowed up the trunk and out a spout driven in its side, falling unto a wooden trough. For more than a century, three successive “willow spouts” provided water for thirsty travelers, horses, and automobiles.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-99.)
 
Location. 38° 13.983′ N, 78° 58.733′ W. Marker is near Verona, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) south of Willow Spout Road (County Route 742), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1528 Lee Hwy, Verona VA 24482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augusta Military Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rev. John Craig (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Stone Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also
Willow Spout Spring Today image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
2. Willow Spout Spring Today
named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grandma Moses in Augusta County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Piedmont Battlefield (approx. 4.6 miles away); Battle of Piedmont (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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