On Burkes Garden Road (County Route 623) at Back Road (Route 666), on the left when traveling south on Burkes Garden Road.
Known for its fertility and great
natural beauty, the bowl shaped
Burke’s Garden is the highest valley
in Virginia. James Burke discovered
it during the 1740s while hunting and
settled here about 1754. After four
years Burke and his family . . . — — Map (db m44656) HM
On Burkes Garden Road (County Route 623) just north of Mapleton Road.
Burke’s Garden is named for James Burke who
surveyed the region with James Patton by
1750. According to tradition, Burke buried
some potato peelings in the region’s fertile
soil during a survey expedition. Sometime
later another group camped . . . — — Map (db m44663) HM