Huntly in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Piedmont's hills and small mountains rise as isolated peaks rather than long straight ridges. Called "Monadnocks," these hills survive as subtle, eroded reminders of the great mountains that existed long before the Blue Ridge.
The Piedmont has been dramatically altered by human activity. Three centuries of tilling and grazing removed the original hardwood forest. Good soils have eroded away, but what remains is still among the most intensely used earth in the United States.
Erected by Shenandoah National Park.
Location. 38° 47.618′ N, 78° 10.92′ W. Marker is in Huntly, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Skyline Drive 13.8 miles south of Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on an overlook along the Skyline Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Huntly VA 22640, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Indian Old Fields (approx. 3.6 miles away); Albert G. Willis (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Massanutten (approx. 4.7 miles away); Albert Gallatin Willis (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 5.4 miles away); Warren/Rappahannock County (approx. 5.4 miles away); Minding the Gaps (approx. 5.4 miles away); Chester Gap (approx. 5.4 miles away).
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