Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-26.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 6.168′ N, 78° 27.64′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is at the intersection of Rio Mills Road (County Route 643) and Seminole Road (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west on Rio Mills Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Monacan Indian Village (here, next to this marker); Skirmish at Rio Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rio Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Proffit Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); Albemarle Barracks Burial Site (approx. 3½ miles away); Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Buck Mountain Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. Marker was originally erected at this intersection, but on U.S. 29 itself, on the right when traveling south. In 2016 when Route 29 was widened, it and its neighbor were removed for a while and returned around the corner where they can be found today.
Regarding Rio Mills. The word “Rio” in “Rio Mill” and “Rio Hill” is pronounced “Ryo” locally.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on August 11, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on June 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.