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Breaks in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Formation Of The Breaks

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
1. Formation Of The Breaks Marker
Inscription.  About 200 million yrs. ago this area was covered by a vast inland sea which caused layers of sediment - mud and sand - to be formed and hardened, later, forces under the surface pushed these layers upward forming parallel ridges. Although erosion slowly wore those ridges flat, a second upheaval created the present height and appearance of the land. The wearing away is a continuous process that can be seen from the overlook as, the Russell Fork River keeps cutting through the rock to deepen the canyon even more Elev. here 1730 ft.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 37° 17.183′ N, 82° 17.567′ W. Marker is in Breaks, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker is on Breaks Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breaks VA 24607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salt Kettle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crooked Road
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
2. Formation Of The Breaks Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Name Breaks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. 0.7 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 1.4 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaks.
 
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
3. Formation Of The Breaks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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