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Historical Markers in Fincastle, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Botetourt 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 Botetourt County, VA (40) Alleghany County, VA (19) Bedford County, VA (43) Craig County, VA (6) Roanoke County, VA (19) Rockbridge County, VA (46)  BotetourtCounty(40) Botetourt County (40)  AlleghanyCounty(19) Alleghany County (19)  BedfordCounty(43) Bedford County (43)  CraigCounty(6) Craig County (6)  RoanokeCounty(19) Roanoke County (19)  RockbridgeCounty(46) Rockbridge County (46)
Fincastle is the county seat for Botetourt County
Fincastle is in Botetourt County
      Botetourt County (40)  
ADJACENT TO BOTETOURT COUNTY
      Alleghany County (19)  
      Bedford County (43)  
      Craig County (6)  
      Roanoke County (19)  
      Rockbridge County (46)  
 
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1Virginia (Botetourt County), Fincastle — D-39 — Botetourt County Courthouse Fire
On 15 December 1970, fire gutted the 1848 Greek Revival-style Botetourt County courthouse. Amid the charred wreckage, in a secure vault, the county’s historic records fortunately survived almost unharmed. Because of the near-loss of the . . . Map (db m84188) HM
2Virginia (Botetourt County), Fincastle — D-33 — Breckinridge Mill
Breckinridge Mill is a rare survivor of the grain and milling industry that figured significantly in the economy of antebellum Virginia. The three-and-a-half story brick structure was erected in 1822 for James Breckinridge, and is one of the oldest . . . Map (db m84225) HM
3Virginia (Botetourt County), Fincastle — D-28 — Fincastle
Miller’s place here was selected as the county seat of Botetourt in 1770. In 1772 the town of Fincastle was established on land donated by Israel Christian and named for Lord Fincastle, eldest son of Governor Lord Dunmore. It was incorporated in . . . Map (db m84192) HM
4Virginia (Botetourt County), Fincastle — D-29 — Fort William
Col. William Preston constructed Fort William nearby in 1755 during the French and Indian War (1754 – 1763) as one in a series of fortifications to protect Virginia’s frontier. A group of Indians paid a friendly visit in Oct. 1755, and Col. George . . . Map (db m62979) HM
5Virginia (Botetourt County), Fincastle — D-32 — Santillane
Near here is Santillane, one of Botetourt County’s most distinguished properties. The Greek Revival house sits on a tract of land originally owned by Colonel George Hancock, a member of the United States Congress from 1793-1797. In 1808 . . . Map (db m84203) HM
 
 
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022