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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crow's Nest

 
 
Crow's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 8, 2015
1. Crow's Nest Marker
Inscription.  Named after the black schooner called The Crow that harbored off the peninsula in the mid-1800s, Crow's Nest Peninsula is one of the last great, undisturbed places in the mid-Atlantic area. With both a rich history and remarkable environmental values, this peninsula between Accokeek and Potomac Creek is one of the most pristine areas in the lower Potomac.

Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve provides nesting, roosting, and migratory habitat for a large number of neotropical migratory land birds, raptors, waterfowl, and wading birds, contains habitat for a variety of rare species of plants and animals, and supports outstanding examples of a variety of unusual natural resources.

Crow's Nest also has a long and rich history, and was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War.

The beauty and significance of Crow's Nest will forever be preserved as a Virginia Natural Area Preserve. As such, the people of Stafford County, the Commonwealth and beyond will be able to enjoy it largely untouched from what it has been for hundreds of years.
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County and
Crow's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 8, 2015
2. Crow's Nest Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 22.225′ N, 77° 19.926′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Brooke Road (County Road 608) west of Camp Geary Lane, on the right when traveling east. Located at the Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve, near the pier. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve / Virginia’s State Natural Area Preserves (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Redoubt No. 3 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Redoubt # 3 (approx. half a mile away); Mason's Homestead (approx. one mile away); Aquia Landing (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (approx. one mile away); Battle of Aquia Landing (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Crow's Nest Walking Pier image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 8, 2015
3. Crow's Nest Walking Pier
Crow's Nest Area image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 8, 2015
4. Crow's Nest Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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