“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Grottoes, Virginia Historical Markers

Shenandoah’s Deer Marker image, Touch for more information
By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
Shenandoah’s Deer Marker
Virginia (Albemarle County), Grottoes — Shenandoah’s Deer
“Look! There’s a deer!” Visitors often exclaim these words in Shenandoah national park-an amazing fact since deer were not here in 1926 when Congress authorized Shenandoah. Years of hunting and other human activity had eliminated them. . . . — Map (db m46006) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Grottoes — Skyline DriveThe High Road Through Shenandoah National Park
Among the scenic roads of America’s national parks, the Skyline Drive may be the most famous. For decades the Drive has given millions of visitors easy access to the mountains and sky of Shenandoah National Park. The Skyline Drive follows the . . . — Map (db m46008) HM
Virginia (Augusta County), Grottoes — W-220 — George Caleb Bingham
George Caleb Bingham, a renowned American genre painter of the 19th century, was born in a frame house just north of here on 20 March 1811. Bingham moved to Missouri in 1819, where he began painting portraits in the 1830s and later specialized in . . . — Map (db m13620) HM
Virginia (Rockingham County), Grottoes — Appalachian Trail
You are standing next to the Appalachian Trail. Also called the A.T., this footpath stretches more than 2,100 miles across mountaintop and ridge from Maine to Georgia. You can see where the trail enters and exits each end of this overlook. The A.T. . . . — Map (db m46003) HM
Virginia (Rockingham County), Grottoes — Big Run Watershed
Rocky Top, the high ridge to your left, Brown Mt., straight ahead and Loft Mt., behind you, enclose an eleven square mile watershed, the largest in the Park. One inch of rainfall on this area amounts to nearly 200 million gallons. Some of this . . . — Map (db m46004) HM
Virginia (Rockingham County), Grottoes — Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930s, this area was the site of CCC Camp NP-27, which was moved into Shenandoah National Park from Grottoes, Virginia. — Map (db m46010) HM

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