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Near Elkton in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Settler

 
 
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. First Settler Marker
Inscription. "Green Meadows," to the west, was the home of Adam Miller (1703-1783), one of the first Europeans to settle in the valley. The property remained in the Miller (originally Mueller) family from the 1740s through 1936.
 
Erected 1978 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number JD-8.)
 
Location. 38° 25.209′ N, 78° 37.119′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Stuart Avenue (U.S. 340) 0.1 miles north of Shenandoah Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller-Argabright-Cover-Kite House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jennings House (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Verbena (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shield's Advance & Retreat (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shenandoah Iron Works (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Stevens Cottage 1890 (approx. 4.5 miles away); Alexander Spotswood Discovers the Valley of the Shenandoah (approx. 5.8 miles away); “Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes” (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. First Settler Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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