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

The Name Breaks

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
1. The Name Breaks Marker
Inscription.  The name "Breaks" was derived from the break in Pine Mt. created by the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River as it carved a 1000 ft. deep gorge on its way to join the Ohio River.

By taking the path on the left to the Clinchfield Overlook, you will see this work of nature often called "The Grand Canyon of the South." Elev. here 1978 ft.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 17.183′ N, 82° 18.183′ 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 walking distance of this marker. Clinchfield Overlook (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Kettle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Settlement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Formation Of The Breaks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Crooked Road
The Name Breaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 23, 2020
2. The Name Breaks Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Known But to God (approx. one mile away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaks.
 
 
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 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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