Near Grottoes in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Caleb Bingham
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-220.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1811.
Location. 38° 15.96′ N, 78° 50.28′ W. Marker is near Grottoes, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Circle Lane (County Route 668) and Weyers Cave Road (Virginia Route 254), on the right when traveling north on Circle Lane. Circle Lane intersects with Weyers Cave Road twice. See the map for clarification. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grottoes VA 24441, 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. Civil War Tourism Attraction (approx. half a mile away); Port Republic Foundry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Madison Hall (approx. 2.2 miles away); Palmer Lot at Middle Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 3 miles away); Port Republic Battlefield (approx. 3˝ miles away).
Regarding George Caleb Bingham. There is a house immediately behind the marker but it is said to be a replacement dwelling, built after the log and frame house where Bingham was born burned down. (This information is from the the article "Making History" -- see links below.)
Also see . . .
1. George Caleb Bingham Biography. Includes links to his well-known paintings (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia article on Bingham. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Artist
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.