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Near Afton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Welcome to Shenandoah National Park Marker
Inscription.  
…for the recreation and the re-creation they shall find here.
— President Franklin Roosevelt, Shenandoah's Dedication

Shenandoah National Park was established in 1935 to bring the western national park experience to the urban east. Here, within a few hours' drive of millions, you will find "recreation and re-creation." Experience the wonder of nature, the power of shared heritage, and the inspiration that is the future of our national parks.

Shenandoah Highlights
• Skyline Drive — 105 miles of beauty. Please observe the 35-mph speed limit to see it all safely.
• 75 Overlooks — Spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Piedmont.
• 500 Miles of Trails — Beautiful waterfalls, quiet forests, and mountain summits are just a hike away.
• Visitor Centers — Films, exhibits, and Ranger-led walks and talks tell Shenandoah's stories.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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Welcome to Shenandoah National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Welcome to Shenandoah National Park Marker
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This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 38° 1.921′ N, 78° 51.51′ W. Marker is near Afton, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Skyline Drive 0.1 miles north of Rockfish Gap Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park-to-Park Beauty (here, next to this marker); Nelson County / Augusta County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockfish Gap (about 600 feet away); Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight of Richard C. duPont (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockfish Gap Meeting (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rockfish Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Afton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 15, 2021