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Near Columbia in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Point of Fork

 
 
Point of Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
1. Point of Fork Marker
Inscription. Here was an important supply depot and arsenal of the Virginia government in 1781, and here Baron von Steuben, commanding the American forces, trained recruits for Green's army in the South. Threatened by Cornwallis's approach, Steuben moved stores across James River. On June 4, 1781, Colonel Simcoe, with his cavalry, made Steuben believe that the whole British army was at hand. Steuben retreated, leaving stores to be destroyed.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number GA-32.)
 
Location. 37° 45.756′ N, 78° 10.818′ W. Marker is near Columbia, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on East River Road (Virginia Route 6) 0.9 miles east of Bremo Road (Virginia Route 656), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia VA 23038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rassawek (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Point of Fork (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fork Union Academy (approx. 4
E River Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
2. E River Rd (facing west)
miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 4 miles away); Fork Union Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Abraham Seay (approx. 4 miles away); John Jasper (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Engagement at Point of Fork. Virginia 1781 Campaign (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Point of Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2010
3. Point of Fork Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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