Monroe in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery Creek Lock
Erected by National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 37° 33.303′ N, 79° 21.984′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 63.6), 0.3 miles east of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 501), on the left when traveling south. 10 minute walk from James River Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe VA 24574, 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. A different marker also named Battery Creek Lock (within shouting distance of this marker); James River (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Water GapA Lock Canal / A Lift Lock (within shouting distance of this marker); A Transportation Corridor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lock Gate (about 300 feet away); The Courage Of Frank Padget (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Also see . . . Blue Ridge Parkway | James River Canal Trail (MP 63.6). (Submitted on August 5, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2019. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.