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 & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-108.)
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 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 38° 3.002′ N, 79° 25.317′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Virginia, in Rockbridge
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goshen First Aid Crew Inc. (approx. 6.1 miles away); Youel-Condon House (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bath County / Rockbridge County (approx. 6.9 miles away); New Providence Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); T. C. Walker School (approx. 10 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Brownsburg (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pierre Daura (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.