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Chester Gap in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Warren County / Rappahannock County

 
 
Warren County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, March 31, 2009
1. Warren County side of the marker
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Warren County. This lower Shenandoah Valley county was formed from Shenandoah and Frederick Counties in 1836. The county was named for Joseph Warren, a Boston Revolutionary War patriot killed during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. It contains a portion of Shenandoah National Park and the world-famous Skyline Drive, which was completed in 1939. The county seat is Front Royal.

Rappahannock County. Scenically situated along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper County in 1833. It was named for the Rappahannock River, which forms its northern border. The Rappahannock River received its name from the Indian tribe that lived along its banks. The county seat is Washington, whose name honors George Washington, who platted the grid plan for the community in 1749. Malcolm F. Crawford, who had worked at the University of Virginia, constructed the Roman Revival courthouse there in 1833.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-173.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans
Rappahannock County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, March 31, 2009
2. Rappahannock County side of the marker
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Natural FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 38° 51.701′ N, 78° 7.885′ W. Marker is in Chester Gap, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Remount Road (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester Gap VA 22623, 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. Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Minding the Gaps (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert G. Willis (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Manassas Gap (approx. 4 miles away); No Park is an Island (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Massanutten (approx. 4.2 miles away); Camp Dismal Hollow (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester Gap.
 
Warren County / Rappahannock County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, March 31, 2009
3. Warren County / Rappahannock County Marker
Photo taken looking north on U.S. Route 522 toward Warren County.
Warren County / Rappahannock County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, March 31, 2009
4. Warren County / Rappahannock County Marker
Photo taken looking south on U.S. Route 522 toward Rappahannock County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022