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Near Raphine in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Inventors

 
 
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Photographed By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Virginia Inventors Marker
Inscription.  A mile and a half northwest, Cyrus H. McCormick perfected, in 1831, the grain reaper. In that vicinity, in 1856, J. A. E. Gibbs devised the chainstitch sewing machine.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number A-51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 37° 55.454′ N, 79° 12.219′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) and Raphine Road (County Route 606), on the left when traveling south on Lee Jackson Highway. 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. Rockbridge County / Augusta County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Providence Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walnut Grove (approx. ¾ mile away);
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The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1½ miles away); New Providence Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
 
Virginia Inventors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Virginia Inventors Marker
Looking south on Route 11
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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