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Near Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., June 19, 1999
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription. Around 1750, while surveying Natural Bridge, George Washington carved his initials under the bridge's arch. His initials can still be seen today, directly across Cedar Creek and 23 feet up.
 
Location. 37° 37.884′ N, 79° 32.677′ W. Marker is near Natural Bridge, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 11) and Wert Faulkner Highway (Virginia Highway 130). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natural Bridge VA 24578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monacan Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Natural Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Natural Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saltpetre Cave (approx. mile away); Natural Bridge Patent (approx. mile away); “Vires-Acquirit-Eundo” Ancient Arbor Vitae (approx. mile away); A Miracle in Stone ... Old as the Dawn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lost River (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natural Bridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Natural Bridge - Virginia's Natural Wonder. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.)
George Washington initials image. Click for full size.
By M. L., June 19, 1999
2. George Washington initials
 

2. The Natural Bridge Zoological Park. Home to the largest, most complete collection of animals and birds in the state of Virginia and breeding center for rare and endangered species. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.) 

3. Natural Bridge Caverns. The area has other natural beauties. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraHeroesNotable Persons
 
Datum point located near marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., June 19, 1999
3. Datum point located near marker
More initials carved in rock. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., June 19, 1999
4. More initials carved in rock.
Nature trail beside Cedar Creek image. Click for full size.
By M. L., June 19, 1999
5. Nature trail beside Cedar Creek
The creek flows thru the Natural Bridge arch
Saltpeter cave image. Click for full size.
By M. L., June 19, 1999
6. Saltpeter cave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,227 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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