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Buena Vista, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Moomaw’s Landing

 
 
Moomaw’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Moomaw’s Landing Marker
Inscription. Here was Moomaw’s Landing, on the North River Canal. In May 1863 the packet Marshall passed here bearing the body of General Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson to Lexington. Mrs. Robert E. Lee used the canal in 1865 to join her husband at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington.
 
Erected 1969 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number L-11.)
 
Location. 37° 44.565′ N, 79° 21.677′ W. Marker is in Buena Vista, Virginia. Marker is on West 29th Street (U.S. 60) west of Culvert Street (County Route 631), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buena Vista VA 24416, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amherst County / Rockbridge County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Constitution Forest (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Original African American Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); William Henry Ruffner (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jordan’s Point (approx. 5.1 miles away); Virginia Military Institute (approx. 5.1 miles away); Colonel Claudius Crozet (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buena Vista.
 
Regarding Moomaw’s Landing.
Moomaw’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
2. Moomaw’s Landing Marker
This view is east.
The present-day Maury River was known as the North River until the 1960s.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Route of the North River Canal image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
3. Route of the North River Canal
The abandoned North River Canal route (out of frame to the right) is now forested.
Moomaw’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 8, 2016
4. Moomaw’s Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016.
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