Near Swift Run in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Greene County / Rockingham County
Greene County. Area 155 Square Miles. Formed in 1838 from Orange, and named for General Nathanael Greene, commander of the Army of the South in the Revolutionary War.
Rockingham County. Area 876 Square Miles. Formed in 1778 from Augusta, and named for the Marquis of Rockingham, British statesman. John Sevier, of Tennessee, was born in this county. In it took place the Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, 1862.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 38° 21.413′ N, 78° 32.697′ W. Marker is near Swift Run, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) east of Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanardsville VA 22973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Spotswood Discovers the Valley of the Shenandoah (about 700 feet away); “Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes” (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Greene County / Rockingham County (about 700 feet away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.4 miles away); Newtown (East Elkton) School (approx. 5 miles away); Miller-Argabright-Cover-Kite House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Jennings House (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swift Run.
Regarding Greene County / Rockingham County. The county seat for Greene County is Standardsville. The county seat for Rockingham County is Harrisonburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.