Burkes Garden in Tazewell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of James Burke’s Garden
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number XL-5.)
Location. 37° 6.283′ N, 81° 20.835′ W. Marker is in Burkes Garden, Virginia, in Tazewell County. Marker is on Burkes Garden Road (County Route 623) just north of Mapleton Road. Click for map. Burkes Garden Road starts at State Route 61 and crosses Garden Mountain from the north. Marker is in this post office area: Burkes Garden VA 24608, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burke’s Garden (approx. 1.5 miles away); Shawver Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Henry C. Groseclose Burke’s Garden (approx. 6.7 miles away); Molly Tynes’s Ride (approx. 6.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 7.7 miles away); Wythe County / Bland County (approx. 7.8 miles away); Toland’s Raid (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Burke’s Garden. This page has an excellent arial view of the valley. “ From an aerial view, it appears that this valley could be ‘God’s Thumb Print.’ Enclosed by mountain ranges, the isolated valley is a relatively flat tract high in the Appalachian mountain chain. Created from a collapsed dome, the limestone continues to erode, leaving one of the best farming areas in Virginia.” (Submitted on July 17, 2011.)
Categories. • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.