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New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Know Your Watershed Address

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
1. Know Your Watershed Address Marker
Inscription.  
What is a Watershed?
The land area from which surface runoff drains into stream channels, lakes, reservoirs, or other body of water, also called a drainage basin.

Shenandoah River History:
The Shenandoah River has played an important role in American history. Used for food resources, water consumption, and transportation by Native Americans and European settlers, it now serves Valley residents for agriculture, recreation, wastewater, assimilation, water supply, and industry. Because of its critical role; it is important to keep it healthy.
 
Erected by Virginia Department of Forestry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 40.109′ N, 78° 40.127′ W. Marker is in New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from George Collins Parkway (Virginia Route 305) ¾ mile north of West Old Cross Road (U.S.
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211), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of New Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heroism in Defeat (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Rustic Pile (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bushong Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); 54th Pennsylvania Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of New Market (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of New Market (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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Mar. 5, 2021