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Near Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Old Fields

 
 
Indian Old Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 30, 2007
1. Indian Old Fields Marker
Inscription.  Within the bends of the Shenandoah River below the Indians kept fields burned off as pastures for deer and bison. These fields were "old" to the first white settlers who prized the fertile bottomlands. Today the old fields are sites of modern farms.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNatural Features.
 
Location. 38° 50.542′ N, 78° 12.448′ W. Marker is near Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Gooney Run Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. No Park is an Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Massanutten (approx. 1.1 miles away); Asbury Chapel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Piedmont (approx. 3.6 miles away); Belle Boyd and Jackson (approx. 4 miles away); Belle Boyd (approx. 4.2 miles away); Minding the Gaps (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chester Gap (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Front Royal.
 
Indian Old Fields image. Click for full size.
By Chi Wan, Kim, November 2, 2008
2. Indian Old Fields
Bends of the South Fork of the Shenadoah River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 30, 2007
3. Bends of the South Fork of the Shenadoah River
Modern Fields in the Bends of the River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 30, 2007
4. Modern Fields in the Bends of the River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 22, 2018, by Chi Wan, Kim of Seoul, Republic of Korea.   3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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