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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Staunton

Clickable Map of Augusta County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Augusta County, VA (58) Albemarle County, VA (83) Bath County, VA (23) Highland County, VA (23) Nelson County, VA (30) Rockbridge County, VA (41) Rockingham County, VA (81) Staunton Ind. City, VA (35) Waynesboro Ind. City, VA (14) Pendleton County, WV (41)  AugustaCounty(58) Augusta County (58)  AlbemarleCounty(83) Albemarle County (83)  BathCounty(23) Bath County (23)  HighlandCounty(23) Highland County (23)  NelsonCounty(30) Nelson County (30)  RockbridgeCounty(41) Rockbridge County (41)  RockinghamCounty(81) Rockingham County (81)  (35) Staunton (35)  (14) Waynesboro (14)  PendletonCountyWest Virginia(41) Pendleton County (41)
Staunton, Virginia and Vicinity
    Augusta County (58)
    Albemarle County (83)
    Bath County (23)
    Highland County (23)
    Nelson County (30)
    Rockbridge County (41)
    Rockingham County (81)
    Staunton (35)
    Waynesboro (14)
    Pendleton County, West Virginia (41)
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1Virginia (Augusta County), Staunton — W-231 — Augusta County Training School
A rural African-American school stood here by 1874. In 1927 a two-room elementary school serving Cedar Green and Smokey Row communities was built. The Augusta County Training School (Cedar Green School), the county’s first black consolidated school, . . . — Map (db m59711) HM
2Virginia (Augusta County), Staunton — A-53 — Bethel Church
Two miles west. The first church was built by Colonel Robert Doak in 1779. Captain James Tate, an elder, led in the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courthouse (1781) a company drawn mainly from this church. In the churchyard 23 Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m32104) HM
3Virginia (Augusta County), Staunton — Great Indian Warrior Trading Path(The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road)
The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, GA. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and the . . . — Map (db m48469) HM
4Virginia (Augusta County), Staunton — I-11A — Roanoke College
Five miles west is the birthplace of Virginia Institute, founded in 1842 by David F. Bittle, assisted by Christopher C. Baughman. Chartered on January 30, 1845, as Virginia Collegiate Institute, the school was moved to Salem, Virginia, in 1847, and . . . — Map (db m32079) HM
5Virginia, Staunton — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — Map (db m134428) HM
6Virginia, Staunton — Ast Building
The photo shows the staff of Ast Hardware around 1915; Capt. Joseph P. Ast is second from left. In 1975, this half of the Ast building was demolished to provide an access ramp to the new parking garage, leaving the blank wall of the remaining part . . . — Map (db m12452) HM
7Virginia, Staunton — Augusta County1738–1988
Established November 1, 1738 by an act of the General Assembly, Augusta County extended from the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east to the Mississippi River on the west and from the southern boundary of the Colony north to “the utmost limits of . . . — Map (db m11757) HM
8Virginia, Staunton — Augusta County Confederates Plaque
This Bronze Commemorates, To Generations Which Knew Then Not, The Virginia Volunteers From Augusta In The Army Of The Confederate States. Twenty-Two Companies From Here Followed By Jackson And Stuart, With Many In Other Commands. No . . . — Map (db m155476) HM
9Virginia, Staunton — Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet
In Honor Of The Men And Women Of Staunton And Augusta County Who Served Their Country In The World War 1914-1918 The Unreturning Brave… They Give New Splendor to The Dead Oscar Taylor Almarode Gordon Argenbright Thomas Fulton Armstrong . . . — Map (db m127275) HM
10Virginia, Staunton — Augusta National Bank Building
This engraving of the southwest corner of downtown Staunton’s busiest intersection, Beverley and Augusta Streets, dates from about 1885. In the center is the Augusta National Bank building surrounded by older, smaller structures, most of which were . . . — Map (db m12375) HM
11Virginia, Staunton — Avenue of Trees
This Avenue of Trees, sponsored by Clemmer-McGuffin Post 13, American Legion and Auxiliary, was given in loving memory by the people of Staunton and Augusta County in memoriam 1917-1918 — Map (db m46281) HM
12Virginia, Staunton — Barnas Sears, Woodrow Park, & Sears Hill Neighborhood
Dr. Barnas Sears, a career educator and Baptist minister, was nearly 65 years old in 1867 when he resigned as president of Brown College in Providence, Rhode Island, and moved to Staunton. He became the agent of the Peabody Educational Fund . . . — Map (db m134485) HM
13Virginia, Staunton — A-61 — Birthplace of Woodrow WilsonU.S. President 1913–21
Three and one half miles south, on Coalter Street in Staunton, is the birthplace of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 8th Virginia-born President. New Jersey Governor, 28th President (World War I). He was chief author and sponsor of the League of Nations. Born . . . — Map (db m12363) HM
14Virginia, Staunton — A-62 — Birthplace of Woodrow WilsonU.S. President 1913–21
One mile north, on Coalter Street in Staunton, is the birthplace of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 8th Virginia-born President of the U.S., Princeton University President, New Jersey Governor, 28th President (World War I). He was chief author and sponsor of . . . — Map (db m23076) HM
15Virginia, Staunton — Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
Commemorating the Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson this enclosing wall and garden laid out as of the period of 1846 – 1857 is dedicated by the Garden Club of Virginia — Map (db m58784) HM
16Virginia, Staunton — Central Methodist ChurchOrganized 1797
The oldest continuing Methodist Congregation in Augusta County. — Map (db m134483) HM
17Virginia, Staunton — Confederate Dead Monument - Thornrose Cemetery
West Panel: Honor to the Brave 870 Lie Here Recorded by Name, Company & Regiment: From Virginia 385, N. Carolina 176, S. Carolina 59, Georgia 208, Alabama 49, Florida 8, Mississippi 11, Louisiana 19, Tennessee 12, Arkansas 20, . . . — Map (db m53666) HM
18Virginia, Staunton — A-63 — Dr. Alexander Humphreys
Dr. Humphreys (1757–1802), an important teacher in 18th-century Virginia, received his M. D. from the University of Edinburgh. He practiced medicine in Augusta County and Staunton from 1783 to 1802 in an office facing the county courthouse. . . . — Map (db m11761) HM
19Virginia, Staunton — Dr. Alexander Humphreys
This weathered stone was inscribed: “Dr. Alexander Humphreys departed this life 23 May, 1802, in the 45th year of his age.” Born in County Armagh, Ireland, educated in medicine in Ireland, settled in Augusta County, practiced in . . . — Map (db m11763) HM
20Virginia, Staunton — A-64 — Dr. William Fleming
Physician, soldier, and statesman, Dr. William Fleming (1728–1795) studied medicine in his native Scotland before practicing in Staunton from 1763 to 1768. His home stood at the crossing of New Street and Lewis Creek. Dr. Fleming’s career . . . — Map (db m11802) HM
21Virginia, Staunton — W-159 — First Settler's Grave
One mile north is the grave of John Lewis, first settler in this region, who came here in 1732 and died in 1762. He chose the site of the town of Staunton. His four sons, Thomas, Andrew, William and Charles, took an important part in the Indian and . . . — Map (db m46282) HM
22Virginia, Staunton — History of the C&O Station
The Virginia Central Railroad extended westward from Charlottesville to Staunton and on to Clifton Forge by 1854. Also in the 1850s, the Covington & Ohio Railroad was under construction to connect the railroad system to the Ohio River. The Civil . . . — Map (db m89502) HM
23Virginia, Staunton — Lewis Creek Watershed
Who was John Lewis? Lewis Creek takes its name from John Lewis (1678-1762), one of the most prominent of the earliest settlers in the upper Shenandoah Valley. In the early 1730s, Lewis and his family, who emigrated from County Donegal, . . . — Map (db m134484) HM
24Virginia, Staunton — Main Passenger Terminal
“Modernized” 1902 Original Building 1857 — Map (db m58959) HM
25Virginia, Staunton — I-17 — Mary Baldwin College
The oldest college for women related to the Presbyterian Church, U. S. Founded 1842 by Rufus W. Bailey as Augusta Female Seminary; renamed in 1895 to honor Mary Julia Baldwin, pioneer woman educator and Principal, 1863–1897. — Map (db m12366) HM
26Virginia, Staunton — I-32 — Montgomery Hall Park
Montgomery Hall Park, a municipal park for African Americans during the segregation era, opened on 4 July 1947. The Rev. T. J. Jemison of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, an African American community leader, persuaded Staunton City Council to purchase . . . — Map (db m107848) HM
27Virginia, Staunton — Sears Hill Bridge
Bridge History and Restoration. The current bridge dates from circa 1906 when the present train station, designed by local noted architect, T. J. Collins, was erected. An earlier wooden bridge had existed on the site since 1888. The iron . . . — Map (db m89537) HM
28Virginia, Staunton — StauntonVital Link — 1864 Valley Campaigns —
Near this site on April 17, 1861, approximately one hundred local citizens, many of whom had just enlisted in The Staunton Artillery, met to board trains for Harper's Ferry. They were led by prominent local citizen John D. Imboden, who would remain . . . — Map (db m155474) HM
29Virginia, Staunton — Staunton National Cemetery
National Cemetery Staunton National Cemetery was established in 1867. The remains of 753 Union soldiers, of which 521 are unknown, lie here. The remains came from Staunton and Waynesboro city cemeteries, and the battlefields at Cross Keys, . . . — Map (db m134427) HM
30Virginia, Staunton — Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History
When the Central Virginia Railroad was built in 1854, it changed Staunton from a rural village into a booming center of commerce. By the turn of the century, the warehouses that had grown up around the train depot supplied everything from fresh . . . — Map (db m58956) HM
31Virginia, Staunton — I-21 — Stuart Hall
Chartered on 13 January 1744 as the Virginia Female Institute, Stuart Hall is Virginia’s oldest college preparatory school for girls. The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Phillips headed the school from 1848 until 1880. Flora Cooke Stuart, “Mrs. . . . — Map (db m12372) HM
32Virginia, Staunton — T. J. Collins & Son
“The beauty of a city is largely dependent upon the artistic ideas and abilities of its architects and Staunton is certainly to be congratulated on having in its midst that eminent firm of architects, T.J. Collins & Son. whose work is . . . — Map (db m11759) HM
33Virginia, Staunton — The Barger HouseThe War's Lasting Effects
Relocated from its original site approximately fifty miles to the south on Little Patterson’s Creek in Botetourt County, Virginia, the Barger home, immediately in front of you, is an operational pre-Civil War farmstead from the Valley of Virginia. . . . — Map (db m16653) HM
34Virginia, Staunton — The Hon. Archibald Stuart
This Stone covers the mortal remains of the Hon. Archibald Stuart. He died on the 11th day of July (d1832) aged 75 years 3 m. and 22 days. Merits the tribute of grateful remembrance having performed well his part in life. When a youth, he . . . — Map (db m11776) HM
35Virginia, Staunton — I-16 — The Virginia School for the Deaf and the BlindFounded 1839
A state residential school created by an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 31, 1838 for the purpose of educating the deaf and the blind children of the state. — Map (db m11797) HM
36Virginia, Staunton — The Wesleyan Female Institute
The Wesleyan Female Institute stood on this site from 1850–1870. — Map (db m11803) HM
37Virginia, Staunton — QC-1 — Trinity Church
Known originally as Augusta Parish Church, it was founded in 1746 as the county parish. The Virginia General Assembly met here in June 1781 to avoid capture by British raiders. The present church was erected in 1855 and was used by the Virginia . . . — Map (db m11782) HM
38Virginia, Staunton — United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton
United States National Military Cemetery Staunton. Established 1867. Interments 753. Known 232. Unknown 521. — Map (db m16786) HM
39Virginia, Staunton — Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. U. S. . . . — Map (db m58590) HM
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