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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Breaks, Virginia
Location of Breaks, Virginia
► Dickenson County (18) ► Buchanan County (2) ► Russell County (14) ► Wise County (24) ► Pike County, Kentucky (41)
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|The railroad below you has a long and tangled history
dating back to wagon road surveys ás early as 1831. A
north-south route across the Appalachian Mountains for
commerce and travel was long sought, but location here
was always negated by . . . — — Map (db m160899) HM|
|For over 10,000 years, Native Americans used The Breaks for seasonal foraging and hunting, with more permanent settlements near the Ohio River, to the north, and the New and Tennessee Rivers, to the east and south. At the time of settlement by . . . — — Map (db m160897) HM|
|About 200 million yrs. ago this
area was covered by a vast inland
sea which caused layers of sediment -
mud and sand - to be formed and hardened, later, forces under the surface
pushed these layers upward forming
parallel ridges. Although . . . — — Map (db m160892) HM|
|John W. Flannagan Reservoir on Pound River,
the principal tributary to Russell Fork, is the
major public water source for Dickenson,
Buchanan, and portions of Wise County,
Virginia, and services the present dominant
industry, coal mining, for . . . — — Map (db m90720) HM|
|Mill Rock Point is so named because at one time millstones were carved from layered sandstone at the base of this overlook.
This area was known to have produced good millstones for the early water-powered grist-mill when they were in . . . — — Map (db m90698) HM|
|This cast iron kettle unearthed in 1961 at Saltville, Virginia, was one of those used for evaporating water from brine in the manufacture of salt. It was probably cast at Marion, Virginia, about 1860 and buried to conceal it from the Federal Troops . . . — — Map (db m160896) HM|
|From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument markers. Historically isolated, the region retained its strong musical legacy by . . . — — Map (db m90701) HM|
|The name "Breaks" was derived
from the break in Pine Mt. created
by the Russell Fork of the Big
Sandy River as it carved a 1000 ft.
deep gorge on its way to join the
By taking the path on the left
to the Clinchfield Overlook, . . . — — Map (db m160898) HM|