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Near Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The McKay Home

 
 
The McKay Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
1. The McKay Home Marker
Inscription. A short distance west, at Cedarville, stands the old home of the pioneer Robert McKay. Built of walnut logs, it is one of the oldest houses in the valley. In 1781, Joist Hite, Robert McKay and others received a grant of 100,000 acres. Hite settled on the Opequon and McKay at this place on Crooked Run. These men opened the valley to succeeding settlers.
 
Erected 1949 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number J 7.)
 
Location. 38° 58.822′ N, 78° 11.078′ W. Marker is near Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Road (U.S. 340/522) and Rockland Road (County Route 658), on the right when traveling south on Winchester Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview (approx. 1.1 miles away); Recreational Center of Front Royal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Front Royal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Execution of Mosbyís Men (approx. 2.1 miles away); Guard Hill Engagement (approx. 2.1 miles away);
The McKay Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. The McKay Home Marker
Guard Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Bridges (approx. 2.7 miles away); Richardsonís Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Front Royal.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The McKay Home image. Click for full size.
By John H. Hyp, November 1, 2007
3. The McKay Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,566 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by John H. Hyp of Centreville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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