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Arvonia in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arvonia

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Arvonia Marker
Inscription. The name Arvonia was derived from Caernarvon, Wales, home to the Welsh quarrymen who settled the area in the mid-19th century. Arvonia is known for the long-lasting and unfading blue-black Buckingham slate that adorns many of Virginia's historic buildings including Berkeley and the Executive Mansion, as well as Colonial Revival dwellings across the nation. Most Arvonia houses, and other buildings, are ornamented with slate; it is also used for tombstones in local cemeteries. Buckingham slate earned gold medals at the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876, the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-64.)
 
Location. 37° 40.886′ N, 78° 19.976′ W. Marker is in Arvonia, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Circle Drive Road (County Route 715), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arvonia VA 23004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.7 miles
Arvonia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Arvonia Marker
away); Carter G. Woodson (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 2.3 miles away); Buckingham County / Fluvanna County (approx. 2 miles away); Bremo (approx. 3 miles away); Buckingham Baptist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Old Buckingham Church (approx. 5 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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