Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Split Rail Fence & The American Chestnut
The split rail fences at Veterans Memorial Park are an example of the type fence that was used to protect crops and gardens from horses, cattle and other livestock during the pioneer days. Some of the rails in this fence are American Chestnut. An experimental grove of hybrid Chestnut trees similar to the original American Chestnut is planted in the Park behind the Bronze Ribbon sculpture.
Please do not lean, climb or sit on the fence.
Like our environment and freedom, the fence, is a very fragile. Be protective of them all and respectful of this special place.
Erected 2011 by Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Abington/Washington County, Virginia, Inc.
Location. 36° 42.392′ N, 81° 58.562′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Cummings Street SW and Grove Terrace Drive SW, on the right when traveling south on Cummings Street SW. Marker is located in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 Cummings Street, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bronze "Yellow" Ribbon Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); POW★MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); The Minutemen (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor David Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); John Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Abingdon in the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); Boyhood Home of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); Abingdon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Man-Made Features •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.