On Skyline Drive (at milepost 77), 12 miles south of Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33), on the left when traveling south.
Stretching over 2,180 miles, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) crosses 14 states, five national parks, seven national forests, and numerous state parks and towns between Maine and Georgia. A physically daunting task, the climbing required in hiking the . . . — — Map (db m108477) HM
On Seminole Trail (U.S. 29) north of Fredericksburg Road (County Route 609), on the right when traveling north.
Greene County. Formed from Orange County in 1838, this rural Piedmont county was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War military hero. The county seat of Greene County is Stanardsville. William Donoho and William B. Phillips, . . . — — Map (db m21505) HM
On Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling east.
Orange County. Formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734, Orange County, a pastoral Piedmont county, was probably named in honor of William IV, the Dutch prince of Orange, who married Anne, the Princess Royal, daughter of George II of England, . . . — — Map (db m24228) HM
On Seminole Trail (U.S. 29) at Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) when traveling west on Seminole Trail.
A descendant of the Huguenot immigrant Peter Rucker, John Rucker (d. 1794) settled east of here on Rippin’s Run, and built Friendly Acres, the first of many Rucker family dwellings in the area. He founded the village of Ruckersville, naming it for . . . — — Map (db m4034) HM
On Seminole Trail (U.S. 29) at Enterprise Drive, on the right when traveling south on Seminole Trail.
Built in 1934, the house and surrounding 39-acre family farm were home to John Emmons Taylor, his wife Louise Jennings Taylor, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Alice. The Taylors were recognized active members of the community and faithful . . . — — Map (db m170176) HM
On Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) east of Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Greene County. Area 155 Square Miles. Formed in 1838 from Orange, and named for General Nathanael Greene, commander of the Army of the South in the Revolutionary War.
Rockingham County. Area 876 Square . . . — — Map (db m2834) HM
On Court Street at Ford Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Court Street.
The village of Stanardsville was founded by William Stanard (died 1807), of Roxbury plantation, on land that was part of his 6,000 acre inheritance from the Octonia Grant of 1729. This grant included most of what is presently northern Greene County . . . — — Map (db m22988) HM
On Madison Road at Dundee Road, on the right when traveling north on Madison Road.
Near this site on 1 Mar. 1864, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry engaged Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union cavalry in what is called locally the Battle of Stanardsville. To divert Stuart from Richmond, Custer led his troopers down . . . — — Map (db m22985) HM