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Mountain Grove in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mountain Grove

 
 
Mountain Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
1. Mountain Grove Marker
Inscription. The Mountain Grove community grew up around William Gatewood’s plantation in the early 19th century. During the Civil War. Brig. Gen. William W. Averell’s Federal cavalry attacked from newly created West Virginia late in 1863 and fought with Confederate cavalry in the river valleys and mountain passes of western Bath County. One skirmish occurred while Gen. Robert E. Lee’s family vacationed just a few miles east at Warm Springs. Averell sought to halt mining in the caves near Mountain Grove that provided the Confederates with saltpeter, then needed desperately for gunpowder manufacture. He failed, and soon military activity moved to eastern Virginia.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-15.)
 
Location. 38° 6.14′ N, 79° 53.237′ W. Marker is in Mountain Grove, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 39 and County Route 600, on the left when traveling west on State Route 39. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs VA 24484, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Dinwiddie (approx. 2.7 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia
Mountain Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
2. Mountain Grove Marker
Marker is difficult to see in this photo. It is on the right in line with the row of pine trees, facing the highway.
(approx. 3.4 miles away in West Virginia); Rider Gap (approx. 3.4 miles away in West Virginia); Bacova (approx. 4.1 miles away); The County Seat of Bath (approx. 6.6 miles away); Mary Johnston (approx. 6.7 miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. 6.7 miles away); Terrill Hill (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is easy to miss. It has been mounted to face the roadway.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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