Near Rich Creek in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KG-19.)
Location. 37° 22.174′ N, 80° 49.161′ W. Marker is near Rich Creek, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It can only be seen from the southbound lanes of US 460. It is at the Rich Creek Public Boat Ramp just south of Rich Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Rich Creek VA 24147, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giles County / West Virginia (approx. 2.1 miles away); Peterstown Home of the Jones Diamond (approx. 2.2 miles away in West Virginia); Narrows (approx. 2.6 miles away); West Virginia / Giles County Virginia (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Court of Giles County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Woods’ Fort (approx. 5˝ miles away in West Virginia); Pearisburg (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. It is a list of other New River markers.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for New River. “It was named the New River because it was not known to early Atlantic Coast explorers. Despite its name, the New River is one of the five oldest rivers in the world geologically, and the only non-tidal river that crosses the Appalachian Mountains.”
“This low-level crossing of the Appalachians, many millions of years old, has long been a biogeographical corridor allowing numerous species of plants and animals to spread between the lowlands of the American East Coast and those of the Midwest; other unusual kinds of plants occur on the gorge’s cliffs or rim-top ledges. Portions of this corridor are now also used by various railroads (Submitted on June 4, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.