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Locust Dale in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jackson’s Crossing

 
 
Jackson's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Jackson's Crossing Marker
Inscription.  Here at Locust Dale, Stonewall Jackson's army crossed the river moving north to the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. The Battle was fought a few hours later.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 20.865′ N, 78° 7.066′ W. Marker is in Locust Dale, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Located at the entrance to The Inn at Meander Plantation Bed and Breakfast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2333 North James Madison Highway, Locust Dale VA 22948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison County / Culpeper County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crooked Run Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away);
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Woodberry Forest School (approx. 3˝ miles away); Fry's / Barnett's Ford Road (approx. 3˝ miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pete Hill (approx. 3.8 miles away); George Washington Carver Regional High School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Jackson’s Crossing. This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Cedar Mountain. See the Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers linked below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cedar Mountain. National Park Service summary of the battle and driving tour. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1.
The crossing of Jackson's troops was just a little downriver from the marker and modern bridge. A submitted photo shows a view upstream.
Jackson's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Jackson's Crossing Marker
    — Submitted May 8, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.
 
Robinson River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Robinson River
Looking upriver from the highway bridge crossing.
The Inn at Meander image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
4. The Inn at Meander
The inn dates to the 1760s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,481 times since then and 171 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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