Afton in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Nelson County / Albemarle County
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources
Location. 38° 2.294′ N, 78° 50.001′ W. Marker is in Afton, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Rockfish Gap Turnpike (U.S. 250) east of Afton Mountain Road (Virginia Route 6), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Afton VA 22920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flight of Richard C. duPont (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rockfish Gap Meeting (approx. 1.1 miles away); Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rockfish Gap (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nelson County / Augusta County (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rockfish Gap (approx. 1.4 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mirador (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Afton.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with the same titles and number dating back to the late 1920s or early 1930s. The inscriptions on that previous marker read:
Nelson County. Area 473 square miles. Formed in 1807 from Amherst, and named for General Thomas Nelson, governor of Virginia, 1781. Oak Ridge, old home, is in this county.
Also see . . .
1. The Nelson County Historical Society. There is a photo of the Nelson County courthouse on this page. (Submitted on December 7, 2007.)
2. The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. (Submitted on December 7, 2007.)
Categories. • Political Subdivisions •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5. submitted on November 3, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.