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

Virginia Inventors

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Virginia Inventors Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half northwest, Cyrus H. McCormick perfected, in 1831, the grain reaper. In that vicinity, in 1856, J. A. E. Gibbs devised the chainstitch sewing machine.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number A 51.)
 
Location. 37° 55.454′ N, 79° 12.219′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Raphine Road (County Route 606), on the left when traveling south on Lee Jackson Highway. Click for map. 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. Rockbridge County / Augusta County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Providence Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 0.8 miles 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.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Virginia Inventors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Virginia Inventors Marker
Looking south on Route 11
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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