Rockbridge County / Augusta County
Rockbridge County. Area 616 Square Miles. Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Augusta County. Area 1006 Square Miles. Formed in 1738 from Orange and named for Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of George III. Originally it included a large part of the middle west. President Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton.
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-109.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Education • Environment
Location. 37° 55.511′ N, 79° 12.222′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) near Raphine Road (County Route 606), on the right when traveling south. Marker is just south of Marl Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Inventors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Providence Church (about 600 feet away); Walnut Grove (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1½ miles away); New Providence Presbyterian ChurchCherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
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