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Near Blue Ridge in Botetourt County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Botetourt County / Bedford County

Area 548 Square Miles / Area 791 Square Miles

 
 
Botetourt County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2012
1. Botetourt County Face of Marker
Inscription.
Botetourt County. Formed in 1769 from Augusta, and named for Lord Botetourt, Governor of Virginia, 1768–1770. Buchanan was the western terminus of the noted James River and Kanawha Canal.

Bedford County. Formed in 1753 from Lunenburg and Albemarle, and named for the fourth Duke of Bedford, English statesman. The Peaks of Otter are in this County.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-68.)
 
Location. 37° 23.104′ N, 79° 45.842′ W. Marker is near Blue Ridge, Virginia, in Botetourt County. Marker is on Lynchburg Salem Turnpike (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at the Blue Ridge Church of the Bretheren. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15664 W Lynchburg Salem Tpke, Blue Ridge VA 24064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonial Fort (approx. 3.7 miles away); Coming of the Railroad (approx. 6 miles away); Peaks of Otter (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cloverdale Furnace (approx. 7.9 miles away); 1889 Thaxton Train Wreck
Bedford County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2012
2. Bedford County Face of Marker
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Old Carolina Road (approx. 8 miles away); Daleville College (approx. 8.3 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
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View into Botetourt County image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2012
3. View into Botetourt County
View into Bedford County image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2012
4. View into Bedford County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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