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

Highland County / Augusta County

Area 422 Square Miles / Area 1006 Square Miles

 
 
Highland County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. Highland County Face of Marker
Inscription.  
Highland County. Area 422 square miles. Formed in 1847 from Pendleton and Bath, and given its name because of its mountains. The Battle of McDowell, 1862, was fought in this county.

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 & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-110.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 38° 18.683′ N,
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79° 23.064′ W. Marker is near West Augusta, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on U.S. 250, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the overlook at top of the gap through the George Washington National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Augusta VA 24485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 13 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Shenandoah Mountain Pass is grand indeed…” (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Trail (a few steps from this marker); Fort Edward Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Edward Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); “It was cold business…” (within shouting distance of this marker); “Wee are faring badly…” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Healing the Wounds (about 600 feet away); “… tolerable well fortified” (about 700 feet away); “We had a hardscrabble up…” (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Wee are now looking out for a fight…”
Augusta County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Augusta County Face of Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); “… to go wee did not know where” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountain House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Augusta.
 
Highland County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. Highland County Face of Marker
Augusta County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
4. Augusta County Face of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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