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Moomaw’s Landing

 
 
Moomaw’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Moomaw’s Landing Marker
Inscription.  Here was Moomaw’s Landing, on the North River Canal. In May 1863 the packet Marshall passed here bearing the body of General Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson to Lexington. Mrs. Robert E. Lee used the canal in 1865 to join her husband at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington.
 
Erected 1969 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number L-11.)
 
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 series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
 
Location. 37° 44.565′ N, 79° 21.677′ W. Marker is in Buena Vista, Virginia. Marker is on West 29th Street (U.S. 60) west of Culvert Street (County Route 631), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buena Vista VA 24416, 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. Charlie Manuel (here, next to this marker); Old Court House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx.
Moomaw’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 8, 2016
2. Moomaw’s Landing Marker
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¾ mile away); Amherst County / Rockbridge County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Constitution Forest (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Original African American Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lylburn Downing School (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buena Vista.
 
Regarding Moomaw’s Landing. The present-day Maury River was known as the North River until the 1960s.
 
Moomaw’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
3. Moomaw’s Landing Marker
This view is east.
Route of the North River Canal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
4. Route of the North River Canal
The abandoned North River Canal route (out of frame to the right) is now forested.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on June 29, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Nov. 29, 2022