Rileyville in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Route 340
Benefitting the Page Valley
The Highway and other roads constructed between the wars were essential to the Valley's expanding industries. Abundant supplies of iron ore, limestone, and charcoal had long made the Shenandoah Valley a center of iron production. Tanneries also dotted the landscape in Page County. Residents transported loads of bark to them in huge quantities. During the height of production, more than one hundred tons of bark were delivered daily to the nearby Delford Tannery.
Page County tourism also benefitted from the construction of US Route 340 and the amenities
Road workers, 1921, from Page, The County of Plenty (1976)
CCC workers from Camp Spotswood in Page County planting laurel on Skyline Drive - Courtesy Library of Congress
Wagon hauling bark to a tannery, from Page, The County of Plenty (1976)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 38° 48.338′ N, 78° 20.951′ W. Marker is in Rileyville, Virginia, in Page County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340) and Overall Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rileyville VA 22650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Milford (here, next to this marker); The Historic Page Valley (here, next to this marker); Overall Bridge (here, next to this marker); Warren County / Page County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Valley Church of God in Christ Jesus (approx. 4.7 miles away); Help Wanted! (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Skyline Drive for a Bird's-Eye View (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.