Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
These Willow Oaks
Location. 38° 0.402′ N, 78° 28.836′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from College Drive just west of Scottsville Road (Virginia Route 20), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vanguard of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meadow Run Grist Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tobacco Barn ca.1790 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Piney River Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charlottesville (approx. one mile away); The Monticello Graveyard (approx. 1.4 miles away); Charcoal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wood Trades (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. Marker is at the former Western Virginia Bicentennial Center, now shuttered, at the entrance and on the grounds of the Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Also see . . .
1. The Queen’s Official Visit to the University of Virginia and Monticello, 1976. Not a word about the willow oaks in this account. “In 1976, The Queen and Prince Philip visited the USA during the nation’s Bicentennial. After a whirlwind visit to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J. and New York City, July 6-9, they visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on July 10.” (Submitted on August 26, 2009.)
2. On The UVA Lawn - The Charlottesville Municipal Band Plays for Queen Elizabeth. Film clip includes vintage footage of the welcoming ceremony for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip—and no mention of the willow oaks. (Submitted on August 26, 2009.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.