Philomont in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation
On August 30, 1965 Elevation was born near here on
Round Oak Farm, owned by Ronald A. Hope & Sons
Through the use of frozen semen and artificial insemination, Elevation
gained international acclaim. In 1999 the Holstein International
Publication named him its "Bull of the Century". Elevation sire a rare
combination of superior production, conformation and longevity. He is
credited with more than 100,000 recorded offspring and has over 8.8
million descendants. Upon his death in 1979 he was buried on the
lawn at Select Sires, Inc., Plain City, Ohio.
In agricultural history, no other animal equals
Elevation's impact on the world.
Erected 2006 by Virginia Holstein Association.
Location. 39° 3.393′ N, 77° 44.421′ W. Marker is in Philomont, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Snickersville Turnpike (County Route 734) and JEB Stuart Road (County Route 630), on the right when traveling south on Snickersville Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purcellville VA 20132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Unison (here, next White Pump Drovers Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hibbs Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bushrod Lynn (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Unison (approx. 3.2 miles away); History of St. Louis (approx. 3.9 miles away); Goose Creek Friends Oakdale School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Goose Creek Historic District (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philomont.
Also see . . . Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation. From Loudoun Farm Museum. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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