Near Bentonville in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Historic Page Valley
Scenic Virginia Highlight
The millstone to your left is one of Overall's industrial artifacts. Gristmills, sawmills, and ironworks were among the Page Valley's earliest industries. The valley's first iron furnace was built in 1760. Flatboats on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River transported both agricultural and industrial goods to market. Until the mid-twentieth century, a ferry at Overall provided access across the river.
In 1851, several local roads on the eastern side of the river were widened, graded, and chartered as the Luray and Front
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
Location. 38° 48.338′ N, 78° 20.949′ W. Marker is near Bentonville, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is at the intersection of Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340) and Overall Road, on the right when traveling north on Stonewall Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11785 U S Hwy 340n, Bentonville VA 22610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overall Bridge (here, next to this marker); Battle of Milford (here, next to this marker); U.S. Route 340 (here, next to this marker); Warren County / Page County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Everett Cullers Overlook (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Valley Church of God in Christ JesusHelp Wanted! (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bentonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.