Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-70.)
Location. 37° 55.69′ N, 79° 19.17′ W. Marker is in Brownsburg, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker is on Brownsburg Turnpike (Virginia Route 252) just south of Hays Creek Road (County Route 724), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2707 Brownsburg Tpk, Brownsburg VA 24415, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherry Grove Estate (approx. Red House and the McDowell Family (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell (approx. 4.2 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 6.3 miles away); Timber Ridge Church (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Also see . . . A Brief History of Brownsburg. “The mainstream of Valley activity bypassed Brownsburg when the Valley Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was constructed several miles to the east of the village in 1880. An exception occurred in the late 19th Century when the Wilburn Saddle, a type reminiscent of the cavalry officer’s saddle and used throughout the Valley of Virginia, was manufactured in Brownsburg. More recently, two major transportation routes, U.S. Route 11 and Interstate 81, like the B&O Railroad, were located east of the community. As a result, Brownsburg has remained settled in appearance for the past 100 years, and has retained most of its early-19th Century dwellings and supporting structures. Today the village is primarily a residential community.” (Submitted on August 6, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 6, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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