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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Breaks, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Dickenson 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 Dickenson County, VA (18) Buchanan County, VA (2) Russell County, VA (14) Wise County, VA (24) Pike County, KY (41)  DickensonCounty(18) Dickenson County (18)  BuchananCounty(2) Buchanan County (2)  RussellCounty(14) Russell County (14)  WiseCounty(24) Wise County (24)  PikeCountyKentucky(41) Pike County (41)
Location of Breaks, Virginia
    Dickenson County (18)
    Buchanan County (2)
    Russell County (14)
    Wise County (24)
    Pike County, Kentucky (41)
 
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1Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Clinchfield Overlook
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
2Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Early SettlementBreaks Interstate Park
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
3Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Formation Of The Breaks
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
4Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Mill Rock Point — Breaks Interstate Park —
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
5Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Mill Rock Point Overlook
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
6Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — Salt Kettle
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
7Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — The Crooked Road — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
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
8Virginia (Dickenson County), Breaks — The Name Breaks
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 Ohio River. By taking the path on the left to the Clinchfield Overlook, . . . Map (db m160898) HM
 
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Apr. 12, 2021