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Historical Markers in Glasgow, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Amherst 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 Amherst County, VA (40) Appomattox County, VA (75) Bedford County, VA (43) Campbell County, VA (22) Lynchburg Ind. City, VA (234) Nelson County, VA (40) Rockbridge County, VA (46)  AmherstCounty(40) Amherst County (40)  AppomattoxCounty(75) Appomattox County (75)  BedfordCounty(43) Bedford County (43)  CampbellCounty(22) Campbell County (22)  Lynchburg(234) Lynchburg (234)  NelsonCounty(40) Nelson County (40)  RockbridgeCounty(46) Rockbridge County (46)
Amherst is the county seat for Amherst County
Glasgow is in Amherst County
      Amherst County (40)  
ADJACENT TO AMHERST COUNTY
      Appomattox County (75)  
      Bedford County (43)  
      Campbell County (22)  
      Lynchburg (234)  
      Nelson County (40)  
      Rockbridge County (46)  
 
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1Virginia (Amherst County), Glasgow — Z-19 — Amherst County / Rockbridge County
Amherst County. Area 470 Square Miles. Formed in 1781 from Albemarle, and named for Jeffrey, Lord Amherst, British commander in the French and Indian War. Balcony Falls are in this county. Rockbridge County. Area . . . Map (db m65461) HM
2Virginia (Amherst County), Glasgow — Z-119 — The Courage Of Frank Padget
Heavy rains early in 1854 left the James River and the treacherous Balcony Falls, south of this site, in full flood. On 21 January the towrope of the canal boat, Clinton, snapped. Washed over the Mountain Dam and through successive falls, its . . . Map (db m66946) HM
3Virginia (Rockbridge County), Glasgow — Frank Padget
In memory of Frank Padget, a coloured slave who during a freshet in James River in January 1854, ventured and lost his life by drowning in the noble effort to save some of his fellow creatures, who were in the midst of the flood, from . . . Map (db m49863) HM
4Virginia (Rockbridge County), Glasgow — L-63 — Frank Padget Water Tragedy
Heavy rains in late Jan. 1854 left the James River and the treacherous Balcony Falls in full flood. On 21 Jan., the canal boat Clinton and its passengers became stranded in the raging waters. Frank Padget, a skilled boatman and slave, . . . Map (db m49859) HM
5Virginia (Rockbridge County), Glasgow — L-10 — Indian and Settler Conflict
On 18 Dec. 1742, the first known clash between Indians and colonial settlers in Rockbridge County took place near the mouth of the Maury River. Iroquois en route south from Pennsylvania encountered pioneers led by Capt. John McDowell. Although . . . Map (db m49825) HM
 
 
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022