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Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peaks of Otter Road

 
 
Peaks of Otter Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
1. Peaks of Otter Road Marker
Inscription.  
This road was followed by General Hunter when he crossed the Blue Ridge at the Peaks of Otter and came to Bedford en route to Lynchburg, June 16, 1864.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-136.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 16, 1929.
 
Location. 37° 20.301′ N, 79° 31.308′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Peaks Street (Virginia Route 43) and Longwood Avenue (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling north on Peaks Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford VA 24523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avenel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedford County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Bedford County WWII Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bedford’s Volunteer Company
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Bedford (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of John Goode (approx. 0.4 miles away); Randolph-Macon Academy (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  Hunter's Raid (or the Lynchburg Campaign). John's Military History website entry (Submitted on March 28, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Peaks St & N Bridge St / Longwood Ave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
2. Peaks St & N Bridge St / Longwood Ave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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