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Near Raphine in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockbridge County / Augusta County

 
 
Rockbridge County Face image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Rockbridge County Face
Inscription.
Rockbridge County
Area 616 Square Miles

Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.

Augusta County
Area 1006 Square Miles

Formed in 1738 from Orange and named for Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of George III. Originally it included a large part of the middle west. President Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-109.)
 
Location. 37° 55.511′ N, 79° 12.222′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) near Raphine Road (County Route 606), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is just south of Marl Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Inventors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Providence Church
Augusta County Face image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Augusta County Face
(about 600 feet away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. mile away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.3 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 6.3 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raphine.
 
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Rockbridge County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
3. Rockbridge County Marker
Route 11 looking south
Augusta County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
4. Augusta County Marker
Route 11 looking north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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