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Near Buena Vista in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amherst County / Rockbridge County

 
 
Amherst County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Amherst County Face of Marker
Inscription.  
Amherst County. Area 470 Square Miles. Formed in 1781 from Albemarle, and named for Jeffrey, Lord Amherst, British commander in the French and Indian War. Balcony Falls are in this county.

Rockbridge County. 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 are the Virginia Military Institute are there.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-138.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 37° 44.543′ N, 79° 18.023′ W. Marker is near Buena Vista, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Turnpike / Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and
Rockbridge County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
2. Rockbridge County Face of Marker
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Blue Ridge Parkway and Panther Falls Road, on the right when traveling east on Lexington Turnpike / Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vesuvius VA 24483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution Forest (a few steps from this marker); Old Court House (approx. 3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Charlie Manuel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Moomaw’s Landing (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson House (approx. 7 miles away); Church Hill (approx. 7.6 miles away); Timber Ridge Church (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buena Vista.
 
Rockbridge County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
3. Rockbridge County Face of Marker
Amherst County / Rockbridge County Marker with Constitution Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
4. Amherst County / Rockbridge County Marker with Constitution Forest Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Dec. 6, 2022