“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Grottoes in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Big Run Watershed

Big Run Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
1. Big Run Watershed Marker
Inscription.  Rocky Top, the high ridge to your left, Brown Mt., straight ahead and Loft Mt., behind you, enclose an eleven square mile watershed, the largest in the Park. One inch of rainfall on this area amounts to nearly 200 million gallons. Some of this water flows over the surface into Big Run, but much of it soaks into the ground where it is stored and given up gradually to springs and roots of plants.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 38° 14.813′ N, 78° 41.72′ W. Marker is near Grottoes, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south. 1 mile NE of Dundo Campground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Appalachian Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nature Without Us, For Us (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1˝ miles away); Shenandoah’s Deer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skyline Drive (approx. 2.1
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miles away); Rekindling Nature (approx. 2.8 miles away); Escape Route (approx. 3.3 miles away); Port Republic (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grottoes.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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