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Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick County / Shenandoah County

 
 
South Facing Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
1. South Facing Side of Marker
Inscription. (South Facing Side): Frederick County
Area 485 Square Miles

Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, Father of King George III. Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Winchester, 1862-1864.

(North Facing Side): Shenandoah County
Area 510 Square Miles

Formed in 1772 from Frederick, and first named Dunmore for Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia, 1771-1775. In 1778 the county was renamed for the Shenandoah River.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-179.)
 
Location. 39° 0.39′ N, 78° 18.978′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just over the Ceder Creek Bridge, on the south bound lane of a short divided section of the Valley Pike. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Cedar Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Bowman (approx. 0.2 miles away); 128th New York Volunteer Regiment
North Facing Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. North Facing Side of Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Trenches (approx. half a mile away); 1st Maine Battery (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Kercheval (approx. 0.7 miles away); Molineux's 2nd Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
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County Line Marker along the Valley Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
3. County Line Marker along the Valley Pike
The bridge over Cedar Creek here was built in 1929 by the Roanoke Iron and Bridge Works, Roanoke, VA.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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