Near Breaks in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mill Rock Point
—Breaks Interstate Park —
Erected by Breaks Interstate Park.
Location. 37° 16.98′ N, 82° 17.326′ W. Marker is near Breaks, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Route 80 one mile south of Breaks, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at the first landing on steps down to the overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Breaks VA 24607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Rock Point Overlook (a few steps from this marker); The Crooked Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Known But to God (approx. 1.7 miles away in Kentucky); Russell Fork Overlook (approx. 2.2 miles away in Kentucky); Richard Potter (approx. 3.4 miles away in Kentucky); William Ramey (approx. Elkhorn City’s Railroads (approx. 3.8 miles away in Kentucky); Daniel Boone's First Steps in Kentucky (approx. 3.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaks.
More about this marker. This interpretative panel shows three photographs captioned “Stranded logs at Camp Branch,” “Bartlick Bridge,” and “Spalshdam at Bartlick after log release.” Acknowledgements include, “Narrative by Tony Scales, Geologist and Author of ‘The Breaks: Grand Canyon of the South’ made possible by a generous contribution from A.M. Smiley Ratliff and the Ratcliffe Foundation.” Photos: “The American Lumberman, 1910,” “Gerald DeLong,” and “Virginia Geological Commission, 1918.”
Also see . . . Virginia Coal Heritage Trail. “In Dickenson County, the trail begins at the Breaks Interstate Park, better known as “the Grand Canyon of the South”. There you will view the Russell Fork River, with the railroad tracks nearby and the location of the old Domus Mine which was in operation many years ago. The Breaks Park has a Visitor’s Center (Submitted on November 18, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.