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Near Burketown in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockingham County / Augusta County

 
 
Rockingham County face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
1. Rockingham County face of Marker
Inscription.  
Rockingham County. Area 876 square miles. Formed in 1778 from Augusta, and named for the Marquis of Rockingham, British statesman. John Seiver, of Tennessee, was born in this county. In it took place the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, 1862.

Augusta County. Area 1006 square miles. Formed in 1738 from Orange and named for Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of George III. Originally it included a large part of the Middle West. President Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-171.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list.
 
Location. 38° 18.967′ N, 78° 56.172′ W. Marker is near Burketown, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) south of Summit Church Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Crawford VA 22841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Augusta County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
2. Augusta County Face of Marker
are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Contentment (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sheridan's Last Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bridgewater College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 3.7 miles away); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Alexander Mack Memorial Library (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bridgewater (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgewater (approx. 5 miles away).
 
View Towards Augusta County image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
3. View Towards Augusta County
View Towards Rockingham County image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
4. View Towards Rockingham County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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