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Longwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Clark County / Loudoun County

Clark County / Loudoun County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
1. Clark County / Loudoun County Marker
Clark County. Area 171 Square Miles. Formed in 1836 from Frederick, and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, Conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, lived in this county.

Loudoun County. Area 519 Square Miles. Formed in 1757 from Fairfax, and named for Lord Loudoun, titular governor of Virginia, and head of the British forces in America, 1756-1758. OakHill, President James Monroe’s home, is in this county.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-180.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. Marker is missing.
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It was located near 39° 6.983′ N, 77° 50.811′ W. Marker was in Longwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker was at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and Blueridge Mountain Road (Virginia Route 601), on the right when traveling west on Harry Byrd Highway. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 232 Harry Byrd Hwy, Bluemont VA 20135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Airy Fight (here, next to this marker); Appalachian Trail and Bears Den (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lives And Times Of The Snickersville Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Snickersville Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bluemont (approx. ¾ mile away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. ¾ mile away); Bluemont Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Lt. Col. Roger Preston Chew (1843-1921) (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longwood.
More about this marker. THIS MARKER IS MISSING. The marker itself was removed, with only the supporting post remaining. Text of marker provided by J. J. Prats, from the 1932 edition of Key to Inscriptions on Virginia Highway Historical Markers.
Former Location of Z-180 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
2. Former Location of Z-180
The post for Z-180 is just in front of T-10 indicated by red arrow.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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