“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gladstone in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Nelson County / Amherst County

Nelson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, July 23, 2008
1. Nelson County Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Nelson County
Area 473 Square Miles

Formed in 1807 from Amherst, and named for General Thomas Nelson, Governor of Virginia, 1781. Oak Ridge, an old home, is in this county.

Amherst County
Area 470 Square Miles

Formed in 1781 from Albemarle, and named for Jeffrey, Lord Amherst, British commander in the French and Indian War. Balcony Falls are in this county.
Erected 1934 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-137.)
Location. 37° 34.212′ N, 78° 54.692′ W. Marker is near Gladstone, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is on Richmond Highway (U.S. 60) west of Pidemont Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gladstone VA 24553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diuguidsville (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Scale House (approx. 6 miles away); Action at Tye River (approx. 6½ miles away); Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother (approx. 7½ miles away); Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) (approx. 7.6 miles away); Amherst County Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Courage of Frank Padget (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Reverend Robert Rose (approx. 7.8 miles away).
More about this marker. There is nowhere to park to view this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 698 times since then. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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