Near Covesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Nelson County / Albemarle County
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources
Location. 37° 51.86′ N, 78° 44.047′ W. Marker is near Covesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Thomas Nelson Highway (U.S. 29) east of State Route 6, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covesville VA 22931, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby (approx. 2.3 miles away); Covesville Apple Industry (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rockfish Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); William H. Crawford (approx. 7.8 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 9.1 miles away); a different marker also named Hurricane Camille (approx. 9.6 miles away); Ballenger Church (approx. 9.7 miles away).
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.
Albemarle County. Area 751 square miles. Formed in 1744 from
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.