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Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Massanutton

 
 
Massanutton Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
1. Massanutton Monument
Inscription.  To the Founders of the Massanutton Settlement, 1729. Jacob Stover, Leader and Patentee of 5000 acre tract. Adam Miller, settler on the Shenandoah River 1727. Purchasers from Stover: Christian Clemon, Henry Sowter, Mathias Selzer, John Brubaker, Ludwick Stone, Abraham Strickler. Purchasers from Stone: Michael Kauffman, John Rhodes, Michael Cryter, Philip & Paul Long, Martin Kauffman, Michael Rinehart. For their foresight, courage, industry and moral worth.
 
Erected by The Massanutton Society 1929. Donors of the site: Mary E. and Clyde Rothgeb. Architect P.M. Kauffman.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1729.
 
Location. 38° 38.684′ N, 78° 32.449′ W. Marker is near Luray, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 211) west of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4371 Lee Hwy, Luray VA 22835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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White House (approx. 0.6 miles away); White House Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic White House 1760 (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Reverend John Roads (Rhodes) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calendine (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luray.
 
Brass Tablet On South Face, Facing the Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
2. Brass Tablet On South Face, Facing the Road
Engraved Stone on East Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
3. Engraved Stone on East Face
John D. Rothgeb, Wellington, III. Pioneer ancestors, Jacob Rothgeb, Mill Creek; David Kauffman, Hawksbill. Wife, Annie B. Austin. decendant of Jacob Rothgeb. P.M.K. 1929.
Stone on West Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
4. Stone on West Face
This stone is dedicated to the ancestors of Phil. M. Kauffman and his wife. Sallie J. Cander.
Engraved Top Step of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
5. Engraved Top Step of Monument
Please do not deface the wall or monument. P.M.K. 1930.
View from Monument: Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain at New Market Gap image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
6. View from Monument: Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain at New Market Gap
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,874 times since then and 233 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Sep. 30, 2023