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Near Nace in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coming of the Railroad

 
 
Coming of the Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
1. Coming of the Railroad Marker
Inscription. Near here took place the historic meeting of John C. Moomaw and C. M. Thomas that led to the termination of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad at Big Lick (now Roanoke), April, 1881. This was the beginning of the city of Roanoke.
 
Erected 1954 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number A-80.)
 
Location. 37° 27.64′ N, 79° 49.126′ W. Marker is near Nace, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10042 Lee Hwy, Fincastle VA 24090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort William (approx. 3.9 miles away); Santillane (approx. 4 miles away); Botetourt County Courthouse Fire (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fincastle (approx. 4.3 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 5 miles away); Breckinridge Mill (approx. 5.7 miles away); Botetourt County / Bedford County (approx. 6 miles away); Roanoke Valley Baptist Association (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Coming of the Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 19, 2009
2. Coming of the Railroad Marker
Looking south on Route 11
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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