Fincastle in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number D-28.)
Location. 37° 29.938′ N, 79° 52.76′ W. Marker is in Fincastle, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is at the intersection of Fincastle Road (U.S. 220) and West Main Street (Local Route T-630), on the right when traveling north on Fincastle Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Botetourt County Courthouse Fire (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santillane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Breckinridge Mill Fort William (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roanoke Valley Baptist Association (approx. 3.7 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 4.3 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 4.6 miles away); Daleville College (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fincastle.
Regarding Fincastle. From Wikipedia: The population from the 2000 census is 359.
Fincastle was founded in 1772 and named after Lord Fincastle, son of Lord Dunmore, Virginiaís last royal governor. As the seat of Botetourt County, Fincastle was something of the last outpost before the Western frontier serving as a supply station for settlers heading West. From its inception until the Revolutionary war, Fincastle oversaw a massive governmental district that stretched to the Mississippi River and included parts of modern day Wisconsin. Town lore says that
The Judith River in Montana was named in honor of Julia Hancock by Clark during the Expedition; he mistakenly thought that was her given name, because he knew her as a child as “Judy.” Upon his return from the West, he quickly took up courting his cousin in Fincastle. She moved with him to St. Louis, where besides their children, they raised and educated
The Bowyer-Holladay House, Brugh Tavern, Breckinridge Mill, Fincastle Historic District, Greenfield, Hawthorne Hall, Prospect Hill, Santillane, Wheatland Manor, and Wiloma are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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