Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve provides nesting, roosting, and migratory habitat for a large number of neotropical migratory land birds, raptors, waterfowl, and wading birds, contains habitat for a variety of rare species of plants and animals, and supports outstanding examples of a variety of unusual natural resources.
Crow's Nest also has a long and rich history, and was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War.
The beauty and significance of Crow's Nest will forever be preserved as a Virginia Natural Area Preserve. As such, the people of Stafford County, the Commonwealth and beyond will be able to enjoy it largely untouched from what it has been for hundreds of years.
Erected 2014 by Stafford County and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Location. 38° 22.225′ N, 77° 19.926′ W. Marker is in Stafford Click for map. Located at the Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve, near the pier. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve / Virginia’s State Natural Area Preserves (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Redoubt No. 3 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Redoubt # 3 (approx. half a mile away); Mason's Homestead (approx. one mile away); Aquia Landing (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (approx. one mile away); Battle of Aquia Landing (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Stafford.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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