Near Raphine in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockbridge County / Augusta County
Area 616 Square Miles
Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Area 1006 Square Miles
Formed in 1738 from Orange and named for Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of George III. Originally it included a large part of the middle west. President Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton.
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-109.)
Location. 37° 55.511′ N, 79° 12.222′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on Lee Jackson Highway (U.S. 11) near Raphine Road (County Route 606), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is just south of Marl Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Inventors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Providence Church The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 6.3 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 6.3 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 534 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.