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Near Lyndhurst in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mountain Farms: A Way of Life

 
 
Mountain Farms: A Way of Life Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2016
1. Mountain Farms: A Way of Life Marker
Inscription.  When fertile bottom farm land was not available or too expensive for 19th century homesteaders, mountain land provided a difficult but usually viable alternative. A mountain plot could yield a variety of crops that made it possible to sustain a balanced but sometimes thin diet.

Hard work and cooperation substituted for wealth in making this land productive enough to support families and communities. Community life on the mountain usually centered upon religion and the growth and harvesting of crops. Every Fall, neighbors came together to assist one another in harvesting corn and apples, in gathering and butchering hogs to send to market, and joining in social activities after the work was done.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 58.297′ N, 78° 53.949′ W. Marker is near Lyndhurst, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 6), 6 miles south of Howardsville Turnpike (Virginia Route 610), on the right when traveling
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south. Marker is located along the interpretive trail at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyndhurst VA 22952, 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. Everyday Hard Work - Year Round (here, next to this marker); Subsistence and Survival (a few steps from this marker); The Mountain Economy (a few steps from this marker); Crop Protection from Predators (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Fences (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rockfish Gap (approx. 4.6 miles away); Nelson County / Augusta County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Welcome to Shenandoah National Park (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyndhurst.
 
Mountain Farms: A Way of Life Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker visible on right)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 13, 2016
2. Mountain Farms: A Way of Life Marker • wide view
(marker visible on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jun. 19, 2024