Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockbridge County / Botetourt 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 and the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Area 548 Square Miles
Formed in 1769 from Augusta, and named for Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia, 1768-1770. Buchanan was the western terminus of the noted James River and Kanawha Canal.
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-129.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 36.576′ N, 79° 35.79′ W. Marker is in Natural Bridge, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on South Lee Highway (Virginia Route F055) 0.7 miles north of Chambers Road (Virginia Route 610), on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natural Bridge VA 24578, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Audley Paul’s Fort (approx. one mile away); Lace Waterfalls (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lost River (approx. 2.9 miles away); Saltpetre Cave (approx. 3 miles away); Monacan Village (approx. 3.1 miles away); Natural Bridge Patent (approx. 3.2 miles away); “Vires-Acquirit-Eundo” Ancient Arbor Vitae (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Miracle in Stone ... Old as the Dawn (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natural Bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.