Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Testament to Craftsmanship
Westmoreland State Park
When Westmoreland opened its gates in 1936 the fountain greeted guests to this park on the Potomac and provided a gateway to the kind of well-crafted and beautiful structures they would see and use during their visit.
From cabins to picnic shelters to stone lined culverts and ditches, many of the features you see throughout the park today were constructed by young men of the Civilian Conservation Corp. Built with an eye to the future using resources gathered on park grounds and displaying excellent craftsmanship their work has stood the test of time.
The fountain fell into disrepair and was repurposed for many years as a planter. In the spirit and honor of the original builders, park staff and volunteers worked to restore it to working condition. It once again welcomes you as it was originally intended.
This stone fountain has stood witness to a changing landscape and changing times and will continue to do so for many generations to come.
Following in the footsteps of four generations before, volunteer Pete Dyer works to clear out soil, roots and rocks.
Erected by Westmoreland State Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 38° 9.721′ N, 76° 52.111′ W. Marker is in Montross, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of State Park Road (Virginia Route 347) and Virginia Route 686, on the right when traveling north on State Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 State Park Rd, Montross VA 22520, 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. Tempting Target (approx. 0.6 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.6 miles away); Putting the Potomac on the Map (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dividends for the Future (approx. 0.9 miles away); Westmoreland State Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stratford and Chantilly (approx. 1.4 miles away); Burrell Eskridge and His Son Vernon Eskridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stratford Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montross.
Also see . . . Westmoreland State Park. Virginia Department (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.