Near Goshen in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Alleghany County / Rockbridge County
Area 458 Square Miles
Formed in 1822 from Bath, Botetourt, and Monroe, and named for the Alleghany Mountains. At Fort Mann in this county a battle took place between settlers and Indians led by Cornstalk, 1763.
Area 616 Square Miles
Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Erected 1940 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-77.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 52.223′ N, 79° 37.401′ W. Marker is near Goshen, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on West Midland Trail (Virginia Route 850) 1.7 miles south of Brattons Run (Virginia Route 780), on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen VA 24439, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Australia Furnace (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lucy Selina Furnace (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lucy Selina Furnace (approx. 5˝ miles away); Millboro (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fort Dickinson (approx. 7.4 miles away); Kerr’s Creek (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Massacre of Kerr's Creek (approx. 7.8 miles away); Camp Mont Shenandoah (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Alleghany County of Virginia. (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. County of Rockbridge, Virginia. (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.