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Linden in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Discovery Shenandoah Valley

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
1. Discovery Shenandoah Valley Marker
Inscription. John Lederer, First explorer to view this valley, saw it from this point, August 26, 1670
 
Erected 1927 by the State Conservation and Development Commission (SCDC).
 
Location. 38° 54.552′ N, 78° 4.521′ W. Marker is in Linden, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55) and Fiery Run Road (County Route 638), on the right when traveling east on John Marshall Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linden VA 22642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warren County/Fauquier County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hollow (approx. 4.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A. (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lees Bivouac, Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chester Gap (approx. 4.5 miles away); Minding the Gaps (approx. 4.5 miles away); Warren/Rappahannock County (approx. 4.5 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Virginia State Conservation and Development Commission (SCDC) is an early predecessor to the Virginia Department Of Forestry. The SCDC was extensively
Discovery Shenandoah Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
2. Discovery Shenandoah Valley Marker
involved in assuring the scenic forestry in Virginia would be maintained while establishing the Shenandoah National Park.
 
Regarding Discovery Shenandoah Valley. John Lederer made several expeditions into this part of Virginia looking for a passage to India or China. Historians place his passage at what we call Manassas Gap near where modern Interstate 66 and State Highway 55 pass through the Blue Ridge based on his writings.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers for John Lederer's Explorations.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Discoveries of John Lederer. Archival copy of a text by Sir William Talbot published in 1671 (Submitted on June 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. John Lederer. (Submitted on June 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Early Discoveries of John Lederer. (Submitted on June 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. The editors have determined the organization with the initials SCDC, but have not been able to identify the II F • Can you help?
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