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

McDowell VA - May 8, 1862

 
 
McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 11, 1999
1. McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 Marker
Inscription.  In this area are buried Confederate and Union soldiers who died at McDowell VA - May 8, 1862
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1846.
 
Location. 38° 19.933′ N, 79° 29.304′ W. Marker is in McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) and Bullpasture River Road (Virginia Route 678), on the right when traveling west on Highland Turnpike. This Marker is at a break in a rail fence beside US-250 directly across the street from the McDowell Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Of McDowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Felix Hull House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. ¾ mile away); Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell
Cairn for marker with Presbyterian Church across the road image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 11, 1999
2. Cairn for marker with Presbyterian Church across the road
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(approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDowell.
 
More about this marker. The site contains about 20 tombstones of soldiers from both sides of the Battle of McDowell.
 
Additional keywords. cemetery, battle
 
McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 14, 2017
3. McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 Marker
Wider View of the Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 14, 2017
4. Wider View of the Burial Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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