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

Signal Stations

 
 
Signal Stations Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
1. Signal Stations Marker
Inscription.  The hilltop northeast of this spot is Cole's Hill. The mountain to the west is Mount Pony. Both were used by Pope as signal stations, 1862.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 27.048′ N, 77° 56.617′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Germanna Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hold at Mountain Run (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hansborough Ridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Norman's Mills Ford (approx. 2˝ miles away); Betty Washington (approx. 2.6 miles away); 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.9
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miles away); Second Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
Signal Stations Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
2. Signal Stations Marker
Cole's Mountain can be seen in the far left.
Mount Pony Seen from the Marker Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
3. Mount Pony Seen from the Marker Location
The north side of Mount Pony is wooded and a modern signal tower is at the geographic crest. Compare this to the southwest side view seen from the nearby marker for the Mount Pony Signal Station.
Cole's Mountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
4. Cole's Mountain
Seen from CR 663 to the north of the marker location. During the Battle of Brandy Station, Federal cavalry maneuvered around the mountain.
Cole's Hill as seen from the Lenn Park pavilion on Stevensburg Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pete Payette, May 8, 2017
5. Cole's Hill as seen from the Lenn Park pavilion on Stevensburg Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,434 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 10, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.

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