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Volney in Grayson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rock House Ridge Trail

 

— Grayson Highlands State Park —

 
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By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
1. Rock House Ridge Trail Marker
Inscription.  This trail goes .6 mile along Rock House Ridge to a meadow offering a view of the Mill Creek and Rugby areas. The trail then loops back to the homestead area where there are several log cabins and outbuildings from the late 1800s and the early 1900s. There is also a spring house and a cane mill that was once used to grind sorghum for making molasses.

The ridge and trail are named after the huge boulder in front of you. The far side of the boulder slants inward creating a lean-to like shelter or house. Indian artifacts have been found at this site. During May and June you can find the pink lady's-slipper orchid - or moccasin flower - growing in the woods near the "rock house".
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 36° 36.7′ N, 81° 28.667′ W. Marker is in Volney, Virginia, in Grayson County. Marker is on Grayson Highland Lane (Virginia Route 362), on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Grayson Highlands State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mouth of Wilson VA 24363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles

Rock House Ridge Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 24, 2020
2. Rock House Ridge Trail Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Interpreter's Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grayson County (approx. ¾ mile away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. ¾ mile away); Weavers Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jones Homestead (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spencer Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spring House (approx. 1.2 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 2½ miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volney.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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