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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

These Willow Oaks

 
 
These Willow Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
1. These Willow Oaks Marker
Inscription. These willow oaks were planted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip in ceremonies honoring the royal visit to the Western Virginia Bicentennial Center July 10, 1976.
 
Erected 1976.
 
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.
Willow Oak Trunk and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
2. Willow Oak Trunk and Marker
At this writing the parking lot and grounds of the visitors center are open. The marker and the trees are just south of the building. Go up the stairs and walk south on the front terrace. The marker is just beyond the end of the terrace.
 
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
 
One of the Willow Oaks 33 Years Later image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
3. One of the Willow Oaks 33 Years Later
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 2 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.
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