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Near Boston in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rappahannock County / Culpeper County

 
 
Rappahannock County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
1. Rappahannock County Face of Marker
Inscription. Rappahannock County. Area 274 square miles. Formed in 1833 from Culpeper, and named for the Rappahannock River, headwaters of which are in this county.

Culpeper County. Area 384 square miles. Formed in 1748 from Orange, and named for Lord Culpeper, Governor of Virginia, 1680–1683. The battle of Cedar Mountain, 1862, was fought in this county.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-175.)
 
Location. 38° 33.072′ N, 78° 8.368′ W. Marker is near Boston, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is at the intersection of Sperryville Pike (U.S. 522) and Obannons Mill Road (County Route 650), on the right when traveling north on Sperryville Pike. Click for map. Marker is just past the county line across Sundown Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Boston VA 22713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Jackson—Traditional Musician (approx. 4 miles away); Mosby and Sneden (approx. 4.2 miles away); F. T. Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Madison County / Culpeper County
Rappahannock County / Culpeper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
2. Rappahannock County / Culpeper County Marker
(approx. 7.5 miles away); Dangerfield Newby (approx. 7.6 miles away); Battle Mountain (approx. 7.6 miles away); Encounter with Lee (approx. 7.6 miles away); Battle of James City (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Cedar Mountain. “As Jackson headed west John Pope was concentrating his forces at Culpepper Court House between the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers. ... Just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cedar Mountain is a twin peak rising roughly 300 feet above the fertile farmland below. Some locals call the mountain Slaughter Mountain from the name of a family that owned the land on the north end of the mountain (where the battle occurred). The North Fork of Cedar Run is big enough to be an obstacle to advancing troops, but the South Fork and other tributaries are much too small to be of any value to a commander.” (Submitted on June 19, 2008.) 
 
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Rappahannock County / Culpeper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
3. Rappahannock County / Culpeper County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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