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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe

 
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 (22) Appomattox County, VA (59) Bedford County, VA (37) Campbell County, VA (19) Lynchburg Ind. City, VA (129) Nelson County, VA (29) Rockbridge County, VA (40)  AmherstCounty(22) Amherst County (22)  AppomattoxCounty(59) Appomattox County (59)  BedfordCounty(37) Bedford County (37)  CampbellCounty(19) Campbell County (19)  Lynchburg(129) Lynchburg (129)  NelsonCounty(29) Nelson County (29)  RockbridgeCounty(40) Rockbridge County (40)
Monroe, Virginia and Vicinity
    Amherst County (22)
    Appomattox County (59)
    Bedford County (37)
    Campbell County (19)
    Lynchburg (129)
    Nelson County (29)
    Rockbridge County (40)
 
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1Virginia (Amherst County), Monroe — A Lock Canal/A Lift Lock
A Lock Canal When a river was too swift or shallow for navigation, shippers used canals with lift locks. The canals paralleled the river, using it as a water source. (image) (not to scale) river surface, canal and lock sites. . . . — Map (db m137538) HM
2Virginia (Amherst County), Monroe — Battery Creek Lock1851-1880
This lift lock, built in 1848, is 15 feet wide, 21 feet deep top to bottom, and 100 feet between gates. It lowered or lifted boats 13 feet allowing them passage to and from the river. The bottom is covered with original pine planking and walls are . . . — Map (db m137528) HM
3Virginia (Amherst County), Monroe — Battery Creek LockAs It May Have Looked in the Mid 1800's
Canal Water was obtained from a dam on the James River six miles upstream. Battery Creek (under the present railroad bridge) did not flow into the canal as is does today. Since it is now the only water source for the restored lock, the water level . . . — Map (db m137536) HM
4Virginia (Amherst County), Monroe — The Lock Gate
These handles open or closed sluice gates which admitted water to lock. When water level was equalled on both sides of gates they were opened by pushing on lever arms. Gates closed at an angle pointing upstream so water pressure sealed . . . — Map (db m137539) HM
 
 
  
 
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