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Goldvein in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goldvein

 
 
Goldvein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2007
1. Goldvein Marker
Inscription. Thomas Jefferson stated in NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (1782) that he found gold bearing rock weighing approximately four pounds near this site. Among the 19 gold mines that have been in operation since then in the area, the Franklin and the Liberty were the most productive with the Franklin producing 6259 ounces of gold as recently as 1936.
 
Erected 1982 by Citizens of Fauquier County. (Marker Number F-18.)
 
Location. 38° 26.783′ N, 77° 39.158′ W. Marker is in Goldvein, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Warrenton Road (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Goldvein Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14295 Warrenton Rd, Goldvein VA 22720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Lederer and Party (approx. 5.2 miles away); Gold Mining in Stafford County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hartwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hartwood Presbyterian Church
Goldvein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2007
2. Goldvein Marker
The Goldvein Post Office and General Merchandise Building can be seen in the background.
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Cavalry Affairs (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Ely’s Ford (approx. 6.4 miles away); Kelly's Ford (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Nearby Gold Mining Camp Museum
A short distance west and across busy Route 17, there is a gold mining camp museum. The Monroe Park Goldmining Museum is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining. See the nearby marker for more information.
    — Submitted October 1, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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