Near Breaks in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mill Rock Point
— Breaks Interstate Park —
Erected by Breaks Interstate Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 37° 16.98′ N, 82° 17.326′ W. Marker is near Breaks, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Route 80 one mile south of Breaks, on the right when traveling east. It is at the first landing on steps down to the overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breaks VA 24607, 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. Mill Rock Point Overlook (a few steps from this marker); The Crooked Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Formation Of The Breaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salt KettleEarly Settlement (approx. half a mile away); The Name Breaks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clinchfield Overlook (approx. 0.9 miles away); Known But to God (approx. 1.7 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaks.
More about this marker. This interpretative panel shows three photographs captioned “Stranded logs at Camp Branch,” “Bartlick Bridge,” and “Spalshdam at Bartlick after log release.” Acknowledgements include, “Narrative by Tony Scales, Geologist and Author of ‘The Breaks: Grand Canyon of the South’ made possible by a generous contribution from A.M. Smiley Ratliff and the Ratcliffe Foundation.” Photos: “The American Lumberman, 1910,” “Gerald DeLong,” and “Virginia Geological Commission, 1918.”
Also see . . . Virginia Coal Heritage Trail. “In Dickenson County, the trail begins at the Breaks Interstate Park, better known as “the Grand Canyon of the South”. There you will view the Russell Fork River, with the railroad tracks nearby and the location of the old Domus Mine which was in operation many years ago. The Breaks Park has a Visitor’s Center Museum with a large collection of coal mining memorabilia. Also in Dickenson County, in the town of Haysi, you will be able to spend the night at the Red Caboose Inn, visit the Red Caboose Museum where you will find a large collection of railroad and coal mining items on display.” (Submitted on November 18, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.