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

Peaks of Otter Road

 
 
Peaks of Otter Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
1. Peaks of Otter Road Marker
Inscription. This road was followed by General Hunter when he crossed the Blue Ridge at the Peaks of Otter and came to Bedford en route to Lynchburg, June 16, 1864.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Comission. (Marker Number K 136.)
 
Location. 37° 20.301′ N, 79° 31.308′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Peaks Street (Virginia Route 43) and Longwood Avenue (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling north on Peaks Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford VA 24523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avenel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedford County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bedford County WWII Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bedford’s Volunteer Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bedford (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of John Goode (approx. 0.4 miles away); Randolph-Macon Academy (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  Hunter's Raid - The Lynchburg Campaign. (Submitted on May 31, 2011.)
Peaks St & N Bridge St / Longwood Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
2. Peaks St & N Bridge St / Longwood Ave

 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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