Near Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Around 1750, while surveying Natural Bridge, George Washington carved his initials under the bridge's arch. His initials can still be seen today, directly across Cedar Creek and 23 feet up.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era • Environment • Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
Location. 37° 37.884′ N, 79° 32.677′ W. Marker is near Natural Bridge, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 11) and Wert Faulkner Highway (Virginia Highway 130). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natural Bridge VA 24578, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monacan Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Natural Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Natural Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saltpetre Cave (approx. ¼ mile away); Natural Bridge Patent (approx. ¼ mile away); “Vires-Acquirit-Eundo” Ancient Arbor VitaeA Miracle in Stone ... Old as the Dawn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lost River (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natural Bridge.
Also see . . .
1. Natural Bridge State Park. Virginia State parks website entry (Submitted on March 25, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Natural Bridge Zoological Park. Zoo website homepage:
Home to the largest, most complete collection of animals and birds in the state of Virginia and breeding center for rare and endangered species. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.)
3. Natural Bridge Caverns. Natural Bridge Conference Center website entry:
The area has other natural beauties. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,149 times since then and 1,169 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.