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Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockbridge County / Botetourt County

 
 
Rockbridge County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
1. Rockbridge County Marker
Inscription. (obverse)
Rockbridge County
Area 616 Square Miles


Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.

(reverse)
Botetourt County
Area 548 Square Miles


Formed in 1769 from Augusta, and named for Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia, 1768-1770. Buchanan was the western terminus of the noted James River and Kanawha Canal.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-129.)
 
Location. 37° 36.576′ N, 79° 35.79′ W. Marker is in Natural Bridge, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on South Lee Highway (Virginia Route F055) 0.7 miles north of Chambers Road (Virginia Route 610), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natural Bridge VA 24578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Audley Paulís Fort (approx. one mile away); Lace Waterfalls (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lost River
Botetourt County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
2. Botetourt County Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Saltpetre Cave (approx. 3 miles away); Monacan Village (approx. 3.1 miles away); Natural Bridge Patent (approx. 3.2 miles away); “Vires-Acquirit-Eundo” Ancient Arbor Vitae (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Miracle in Stone ... Old as the Dawn (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natural Bridge.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Rockbridge County (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
3. Rockbridge County (facing north)
Botetourt County (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2012
4. Botetourt County (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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