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Wintergreen in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hurricane Camille

 
 
Hurricane Camille Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
1. Hurricane Camille Marker
Inscription. On August 20, 1969, torrential rains, following remnants of Hurricane Camille, devastated this area. A rainfall in excess of 25 inches largely within a 5-hour period, swept away or buried many miles of roads, over 100 bridges, and over 900 buildings. 114 people died and 37 remain missing. The damage totaled more than $100,000,000 and Virginia was declared a disaster area.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R 51.)
 
Location. 37° 52.771′ N, 78° 54.49′ W. Marker is in Wintergreen, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is on Rockfish Valley Highway (U.S. 151) 0.1 miles south of Horizon Village Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nellysford VA 22958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William H. Crawford (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rockfish Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Hurricane Camille (approx. 5.6 miles away); Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby (approx. 8 miles away); 20-Minute Cliff (approx.
Hurricane Camille Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
2. Hurricane Camille Marker
8 miles away); Lovingston (approx. 8.5 miles away); Nelson County World War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Nelson County World War II Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Hurricane Camille Information posted on the wayside kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
3. Hurricane Camille Information posted on the wayside kiosk
Path of Hurricane Camille image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
4. Path of Hurricane Camille
This map of Hurricane Camille's path is posted on the wayside kiosk.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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