Afton in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockﬁsh Gap Meeting
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-218.)
Location. 38° 1.994′ N, 78° 51.122′ W. Marker is in Afton, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is on Interstate 64 at milepost 100, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is at the first scenic overlook east of the Skyline Drive exit (Exit 99). Marker is in this post office area: Afton VA 22920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 Flight of Richard C. duPont (here, next to this marker); Nelson County / Augusta County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockfish Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rockfish Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. 2.4 miles away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); W. J. Loth (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Afton.
More about this marker. Marker can only be accessed from the eastbound lanes of I–64.
Also see . . .
1. University of Virginia Marker. “Following Jefferson’s beliefs, the university was nonsectarian and allowed its students to choose their own courses of study.” (Submitted on August 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
2. Was the University of Virginia the first state university?. “The University of Virginia presented a model of the principle of student government and honor to other state universities. While an ‘honor system’ was not put (Submitted on August 21, 2009.)
3. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Edward Beyer: Album of Virginia: Rockfish Gap and the Mountain House. An artist's drawing, with a brief background, of Rockfish Gap and the Mountain House. (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
1. Mountain Top Hotel and Springs
Advertisement in The Times Richmond, Va, Tuesday, July 31, 1900.
“MOUNTAIN TOP HOTEL AND SPRINGS, Rockfish Gap. Blue Ridge Mountain. 2,000 feet above sea level. An historic Virginia resort, overlooking two famous valleys. Fine views. Cool breezes. Strong Chalybeate and other waters. No mosquitoes. Reasonable rates. Only 120 miles from Richmond by C. and O. Railway. Address MASSIE & CO, Afton. Va.”
Chalybeate waters are mineral spring water containing salts of iron, also known as ferruginous waters.
— Submitted August 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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