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Historical Markers in Big Island, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Bedford County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bedford County, VA (43) Amherst County, VA (40) Botetourt County, VA (40) Campbell County, VA (22) Franklin County, VA (24) Lynchburg Ind. City, VA (234) Pittsylvania County, VA (24) Roanoke County, VA (19) Rockbridge County, VA (46)  BedfordCounty(43) Bedford County (43)  AmherstCounty(40) Amherst County (40)  BotetourtCounty(40) Botetourt County (40)  CampbellCounty(22) Campbell County (22)  FranklinCounty(24) Franklin County (24)  Lynchburg(234) Lynchburg (234)  PittsylvaniaCounty(24) Pittsylvania County (24)  RoanokeCounty(19) Roanoke County (19)  RockbridgeCounty(46) Rockbridge County (46)
Bedford is the county seat for Bedford County
Big Island is in Bedford County
      Bedford County (43)  
ADJACENT TO BEDFORD COUNTY
      Amherst County (40)  
      Botetourt County (40)  
      Campbell County (22)  
      Franklin County (24)  
      Lynchburg (234)  
      Pittsylvania County (24)  
      Roanoke County (19)  
      Rockbridge County (46)  
 
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1Virginia (Bedford County), Big Island — A Transportation CorridorNavigating a Historic River
When George Washington stood here in 1772, he sought a way to open a water route to the West. Traveling over the region’s most rugged mountains was time consuming and dangerous. New settlers needed a more efficient way to transport goods like . . . Map (db m95959) HM
2Virginia (Bedford County), Big Island — Harry F. Byrd Memorial Bridge
. . . Map (db m95963) HM
3Virginia (Bedford County), Big Island — James River
The James River flows from the mountains through Lynchburg and Richmond to the coast. It is the largest river in Virginia and, historically, one of the state’s most important transportation corridors. Before the Civil War, investors built a canal . . . Map (db m95958) HM
 
 
  
  
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022