“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bath County, Virginia

Clickable Map of Bath County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bath County, VA (36) Alleghany County, VA (22) Augusta County, VA (70) Highland County, VA (55) Rockbridge County, VA (49) Greenbrier County, WV (73) Pocahontas County, WV (62)  BathCounty(36) Bath County (36)  AlleghanyCounty(22) Alleghany County (22)  AugustaCounty(70) Augusta County (70)  HighlandCounty(55) Highland County (55)  RockbridgeCounty(49) Rockbridge County (49)  GreenbrierCountyWest Virginia(73) Greenbrier County (73)  PocahontasCounty(62) Pocahontas County (62)
Warm Springs is the county seat for Bath County
Adjacent to Bath County, Virginia
      Alleghany County (22)  
      Augusta County (70)  
      Highland County (55)  
      Rockbridge County (49)  
      Greenbrier County, West Virginia (73)  
      Pocahontas County, West Virginia (62)  
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1 Virginia, Bath County, Bacova — D-37 — Bacova
The Tidewater Hardwood Company built a lumber mill and company town here, 192–1922, naming it Bacova, a contraction for Bath Co., Va. Narrow-gauge railroads brought the logs to the mill. The company paid workers in scrip redeemable for rent, . . . Map (db m70219) HM
2 Virginia, Bath County, Bacova — Q-5 — Fort Dinwiddie
Known also as Byrd’s Fort and Warwick’s Fort. Probably built in 1755, it was visited that year by George Washington.Map (db m30366) HM
3 Virginia, Bath County, Griffith — Z-79 — Alleghany County / Bath CountyArea 456 Square Miles / Area 545 Square Miles
Alleghany County. Formed in 1822, from Bath, Botetourt and Monroe, and named for the Alleghany Mountains. At Fort Mann a battle took place between settlers and Indians led by Cornstalk, 1763. Bath County. Formed in 1790, from Augusta, . . . Map (db m207848) HM
4 Virginia, Bath County, Hot Springs — Q-33 — Garth Newel
Artist William Sergeant Kendall (1869–1938) and his wife Christine Herter Kendall (1890–1981) built this house soon after they arrived in Virginia in 1922. Garth Newel, Welsh for “New Home,” served as their residence and studio. A student of Thomas . . . Map (db m69747) HM
5 Virginia, Bath County, Hot Springs — Q-34 — Letitia Pate Whitehead Evans(1870–1953)
Born In Thaxton, Bedford County, Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans played a major role in the early distribution of bottled Coca-Cola. She was one of the first women members of the board of directors of a major American corporation, serving on the . . . Map (db m69922) HM
6 Virginia, Bath County, Hot Springs — Virginia Hot Springs Company World War Memorial
Erected 1920 by the Virginia Hot Springs Company commemorating the planting of trees along this boulevard. A memorial of patriotism and a tribute of honor to the employees of this Company and the men of Bath County who in 1917 and 1918 served in . . . Map (db m69930) WM
7 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro — D-24 — Fort Lewis
Col. Charles Lewis, younger brother of Gen. Andrew Lewis, acquired 950 acres of land on the Cowpasture River in June 1750. Nearby, Fort Lewis, a small stockade, initially under the command of then Capt. Charles Lewis, was constructed by 1756 to . . . Map (db m30469) HM
8 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro — Q-14 — Millboro
Millboro began as a settlement around Cady’s Tunnel, built by the Central Virginia Railroad. By 1856 the tracks extended from Richmond to Cabin Creek nearby. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers marched westward down the old Crooked Spur . . . Map (db m69537) HM
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9 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro — Q-36 — T. C. Walker School
T.C. Walker School, which opened in 1930, was named for Thomas Calhoun Walker a former slave from Gloucester County who became the first African American attorney in Virginia. It cost $4,600, and was underwritten with $500 from the Julius Rosenwald . . . Map (db m69471) HM
10 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro Springs — Z-135 — Bath County / Rockbridge County
Bath County. Area 545 Square Miles. Formed in 1790 from Augusta, Greenbrier, and Botetourt, and probably named for the town of Bath in England. The warm springs and hot springs are in this county. Rockbridge County. . . . Map (db m34304) HM
11 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro Springs — D-43 — Camp Mont Shenandoah
Nannie Crump West, Christian missionary and youth advocate, founded Camp Mont Shenandoah in 1927 for girls from Virginia’s elite families. This residential summer camp, like others established along the Cowpasture River early in the 20th . . . Map (db m107846) HM
12 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro Springs — KB-75 — Fort Dickinson
The site was about one-half mile north of the river. This was one of a chain of frontier forts ordered erected by the Virginia legislature early in 1756. The chain extended from Hampshire County (now West Virginia) to Patrick County on the North . . . Map (db m77510) HM
13 Virginia, Bath County, Millboro Springs — Q-13 / 148 — Windy Cove Presbyterian Church
Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, seeking freedom of worship and led by the Rev. Alexander Craighead, built a log meetinghouse a mile and a half down the Cowpasture River about 1749. Indians burned it during the French and Indian War. Moving to this site . . . Map (db m122193) HM
14 Virginia, Bath County, Mountain Grove — Q-15 — Mountain Grove
The Mountain Grove community grew up around William Gatewood’s plantation in the early 19th century. During the Civil War. Brig. Gen. William W. Averell’s Federal cavalry attacked from newly created West Virginia late in 1863 and fought with . . . Map (db m70233) HM
15 Virginia, Bath County, Thomastown — Q-37 — Union Hurst School
Union Hurst, a school for African Americans, was built near here on Pine Hurst Heights Road between 1924 and 1925. The school was built with the assistance of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a program that helped build some 5,000 schools for African . . . Map (db m70245) HM
16 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Bath County Historical Society Building
This 1875 law office of John W. Stephenson was moved to this site in 1907 and became the headquarters of the Bath County Historical Society in 1982 by a gift from Elaine W. Madlener.Map (db m172840) HM
17 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Confederate Memorial
Confederate Soldiers 1861 - 1865 "Lest we forget"Map (db m172836) WM
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18 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — D-36 — Early Bath County Courthouses
Bath County was formed in 1790 from parts of Augusta, Botetourt, and Greenbrier counties. The county court first met here on 10 May 1791 at the house of John Lewis's widow Margaret, who donated two acres opposite the mineral baths for public use. . . . Map (db m21754) HM
19 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — In Memory of Our Fallen Comrades
World War I Harvey K. Keyser • Charles A. Coleman • Otis V. Long • Frank B. Law • Wilbur R. Payne • ★ Unknown World War II Mark M. Gillispie • Elmer B. Izzard • Frank P. Johnson • Glen P. Hevener • Louis O. . . . Map (db m172838) WM
20 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Q-35 — Mary Johnston(1870 – 1936)
Mary Johnston, a novelist, historian, playwright, suffragist, and social advocate, lived here at Three Hills. Born in Botetourt County, Johnston published 23 novels between 1898 and 1936 and became the first woman to top best-seller lists in the . . . Map (db m69596) HM
21 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Overshoot Wheel
This waterwheel is known as an overshoot wheel. It is driven by the buckets at the top of the wheel. Manufactured by the Fitz Waterwheel Co. Hanover Pa.Map (db m172841) HM
22 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Q-6 — Terrill Hill
Nearby is the site of Terrill Hill, home of the Terrill brothers of Bath County. Brig. Gen. William R. Terrill, a graduate of West Point commanded a Union brigade and was killed in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, on 8 Oct. 1862. His brother, . . . Map (db m21755) HM
23 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — D-35 — The County Seat of Bath
After 112 years in buildings near the Warm Springs mineral baths a mile northeast, the Bath County Court moved to this site in 1908. The architect, Frank P. Milburn, predicted the new courthouse would be “an honor and ornament to Bath . . . Map (db m30491) HM
24 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — The Dinwiddie Mantle
This building was formerly a hardware store built in the late 1800sMap (db m172843) HM
25 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — D-38 — The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard(28 May 1865 – 25 Nov. 1927)
Born in Waynesboro to former slaves, William H. Sheppard became a Presbyterian missionary to the Belgian colony of Congo Free State in 1890. He and others opposed King Leopold II of Belgium, who encouraged such atrocities as the amputation of . . . Map (db m5607) HM
26 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the citizens of Bath County who have served our nation in the Armed ForcesMap (db m172839) WM
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27 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — D-49 — Warm Springs
The courthouse town of Warm Springs reflects more than 200 years of settlement in the Warm Springs Valley. Located near the center of Bath County, this community encompasses a small village core and its surrounding rural landscape. The . . . Map (db m208531) HM
28 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — D-46 — Warm Springs Baths
The Warm Springs Baths, an example of 19th-century medicinal resort architecture, formed the centerpiece of a small village that served as the seat of Bath County from 1791 until 1908. Thomas Lewis and his son John developed a resort around . . . Map (db m208529) HM
29 Virginia, Bath County, Warm Springs — Waterwheel Restaurant Building
There has been a mill on this site continuously since 1771. The present mill building was erected in 1900 and now is the home of the Waterwheel Restaurant.Map (db m172842) HM
30 Virginia, Bath County, West Warm Springs — West Warm Springs
The community of West Warms Springs was settled in the 1870s by Black residents who purchased tracts of land on the west side of Little Mountain. A road that extended over the mountain connected West Warm Springs with the pools. Many of the early . . . Map (db m208526) HM
31 Virginia, Bath County, West Warm Springs — D-48 — West Warm Springs
African Americans, exercising newfound autonomy after the Civil War, purchased land here on the western slope of Little Mountain and established the community of West Warm Springs. Many early residents worked at nearby resorts, including . . . Map (db m208441) HM
32 Virginia, Bath County, Williamsville — Life at the Tollhouse
As early as 1880, the Hodge family was responsible for the management of the Warm Springs Mountain tollhouse. By the end of the tool road's operation in the 1910s, there were ten children living at the house "up on the mountain". Much of the data . . . Map (db m34299) HM
33 Virginia, Bath County, Williamsville — Settlement on Warm Springs Mountain
You are standing on the site of a tollhouse which served the Warm Springs Mountain Turnpike during the nineteenth century. This mountain gap was occupied by humans long before its use as a turnpike tollhouse. Archaeological research at the site . . . Map (db m34272) HM
34 Virginia, Bath County, Williamsville — The Land and Natural Resources of Bath County
Atop Warm Springs Mountain, one gazes across a see of ridges rolling to the horizon — an unexpected, unbroken forest in a well-traversed part of America. The view was much the same for the Algonquins, who called these mountains allegheny, . . . Map (db m172845) HM
35 Virginia, Bath County, Williamsville — The Turnpike Movement in Virginia, 1825-1835
The end of the eighteenth century saw Virginia change from an agriculture-based society to one of urban centers. Once British trade restrictions were removed after the War of 1812, river ports such as Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and Richmond . . . Map (db m172869) HM
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36 Virginia, Bath County, Williamsville — The Virginia Springs Resorts
Although turnpikes were built primarily to facilitate trade, many routes within western Virginia were improved to support recreation. Warm Springs Mountain Turnpike provided access to the Warm Springs and Hot Springs area, home of natural mineral . . . Map (db m34289) HM
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Mar. 1, 2024