Fincastle in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Botetourt County Courthouse Fire
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-39.)
Location. 37° 29.948′ N, 79° 52.679′ W. Marker is in Fincastle, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Local Road T-630) and Roanoke Street (Local Road T-1204), on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. It is at the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 W Main St, Fincastle VA 24090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fincastle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santillane Breckinridge Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort William (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roanoke Valley Baptist Association (approx. 3.6 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 4.2 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 4.7 miles away); Daleville College (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fincastle.
Also see . . . Fincastle, VA Courthouse Burns. “The fire, discovered at 2:30 a.m. by two unidentified youths, was out of control when Fincastle volunteer firemen arrived on the scene at 2:45 a.m. with two trucks containing 1,800 gallons of water. The town of Fincastle does not have a water system so water had to be pumped from a creek and a pond several hundred yards away from the courthouse on either side of the town.” (Submitted on June 7, 2015.)
Categories. • Disasters • Government •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.