Near Grottoes in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Caleb Bingham
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 220.)
Location. 38° 15.96′ N, 78° 50.28′ W. Marker is near Grottoes, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Circle Lane (County Route 668) and Weyers Cave Road (Virginia Route 254), on the right when traveling north on Circle Lane. Touch for map. Circle Lane intersects with Weyers Cave Road twice. See the map for clarification. Marker is in this post office area: Grottoes VA 24441, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Republic Foundry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Madison Hall (approx. 2.2 miles away); Palmer Lot at Middle Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Frank Kemper House (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing); The Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 3 miles away); Port Republic Battlefield (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing).
Regarding George Caleb Bingham. There is a house immediately behind the marker but it is said to be a replacement dwelling, built after the log and frame house where Bingham was born burned down. (This information is from the the article "Making History" -- see links below.)
Also see . . .
1. George Caleb Bingham Biography. Includes links to his well-known paintings (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia article on Bingham. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
3. Marking History. Article highlights several historic sites in Augusta County; scroll down to the section on Bingham's birthplace. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.