Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Skirmish at Rio Hill
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-197.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 29, 1864.
Location. 38° 5.226′ N, 78° 28.343′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Woodbrook Drive west of Seminole Trail (U.S. 29). It is in Rio Hill Center, on the roadway that parallels Route 29 on the western edge of the shopping center between Woodbrook Drive and Myers Drive. If you are heading south on Route 29, go past Woodbrook and turn on Myers drive. Then take the first right into the shopping Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (within shouting distance of this marker); Rio Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Six Miles of Trails (approx. 1.2 miles away); Legacy of Hugh Carr / The Village of Hydraulic Mills (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Origins of Ivy Creek Natural Area (approx. 1.2 miles away); Free State (approx. 1.2 miles away); Monacan Indian Village (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Regarding Skirmish at Rio Hill. The word “Rio” is pronounced “Ryo” locally.
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