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Near Bridgewater in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockingham County / Augusta County

 
 
Rockingham County Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. Rockingham County Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse)
Rockingham County
Area 876 Square Miles
Formed in 1778 from Augusta, and named for the Marquis of Rockingham, British statesman. John Sevier, of Tennessee, was born in this county. In it took place the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, 1862.

(Reverse)
Augusta County
Area 1,006 Square Miles
Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of King George III. Originally it included a large part of the Middle West. President Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-182.)
 
Location. 38° 21.735′ N, 79° 0.999′ W. Marker is near Bridgewater, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Warm Springs Pike (Virginia Route 42) 0.8 miles north of Mussoq Creek Road (Virginia Route 747), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgewater VA 22812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mossy Creek (approx. mile away); Bridgewater (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgewater
Augusta County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. Augusta County Marker (reverse)
(approx. 2.3 miles away); The Alexander Mack Memorial Library (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bridgewater College (approx. 2.9 miles away); Famous Travelers Along the Turnpike (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sheridan's Last Raid (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgewater College (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgewater.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society. (Submitted on June 22, 2010.)
2. Rockingham County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 22, 2010.)
3. Augusta County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 22, 2010.)
4. Augusta County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 22, 2010.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Scenic Hwy (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
3. Scenic Hwy (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on September 14, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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