Madison Heights in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R-4.)
Location. 37° 25.455′ N, 79° 7.563′ W. Marker is in Madison Heights, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is on Colony Road (Virginia Route 210) near South Amherst Highway (Virginia Route 163), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison Heights VA 24572, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Amherst County / Campbell County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Central Virginia Training Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); Williams Viaduct (approx. ¾ mile away); Point of Honor (approx. one mile away); Civil War Lynchburg (approx. one mile away); Percival's Island Overlook (approx. one mile away); Lynchburg History (approx. one mile away); Luke Jordan, Blues Pioneer (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison Heights.
More about this marker. South Amherst Highway, now State Route 163, was originally U.S. 29, then U.S. 29 Business when the first bypass was built. Today U.S. 29 bypasses that bypass.
This marker replaced an early 1930s marker with the same name and title that stood on then U.S. 29 at its intersection with Colony Road which read, “Half a mile southeast, on Madison Heights, are two large earthworks forming part of the Confederate defense system, 1861–65.”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.