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Monroe in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery Creek Lock

1851-1880

 
 
Battery Creek Lock, 1851—1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 24, 2019
1. Battery Creek Lock, 1851—1880 Marker
Inscription.  This lift lock, built in 1848, is 15 feet wide, 21 feet deep top to bottom, and 100 feet between gates. It lowered or lifted boats 13 feet allowing them passage to and from the river. The bottom is covered with original pine planking and walls are of local stone.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway.
 
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); A Lock Canal/A Lift Lock (within shouting distance of this marker);
Battery Creek Lock, 1851—1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 24, 2019
2. Battery Creek Lock, 1851—1880 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); Amherst County/Rockbridge County (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.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Battery Creek Lock of the James River and Kanawha Canal image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 24, 2019
3. Battery Creek Lock of the James River and Kanawha Canal
Battery Creek Lock of the James River and Kanawha Canal image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 24, 2019
4. Battery Creek Lock of the James River and Kanawha Canal
James River Visitor Center Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, May 24, 2019
5. James River Visitor Center Entrance Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2019. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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