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VIRGINIA MARKER HISTORY • VOLUME VII

©2010 Marker Histor y LLC • All Rights Reser ved • ISBN: 978-0-9843179-6-7


Virginia

Marker History VOLUME VII

Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region


As a history enthusiast I have spent many hours reading Virginia historical highway markers while sitting inside my car and in front of computer screens. Not always a relaxing, leisurely or safe way to read the markers. So I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a picture book of all Virginia historical highway markers?” After some research, I found that there were no picture books of all Virginia historical highway markers. So, I founded Markerhistory.com to make a picture book of all Virginia historical highway markers, with the intent of making them conveniently available to a wider audience. Two years, 37,000+ miles and ~ 2,500 markers later I have created the Virginia Historical Highway Marker Collection – a nine (9) volume series of regional pictorial guidebooks. Collectively, they provide the only complete pictorial guide to Virginia historical highway markers. Virginia Marker History – Volume VII is a guide to all the Virginia historical highway markers located in the Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region of Virginia. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Richard Harrison - Publisher


Madison

Greene

Albemarle Louisa Charlottesville

Fluvanna Nelson

Amherst

Lynchburg

Bedford

Bedford

Campbell

Appomattox


Contents CHAPTER 1 / PAGE 9

Settlements and Jurisdictions CHAPTER 2 / PAGE 51

Colonial Period

CHAPTER 3 / PAGE 75

Revolutionary and Young America CHAPTER 4 / PAGE 131

Civil War

CHAPTER 5 / PAGE 169

Post Civil War

CHAPTER 6 / PAGE 191

20th Century

APPENDIX I / PAGE 223

Marker Title Index

APPENDIX II / PAGE 227

Marker Number Index

APPENDIX III / PAGE 231

Geographic Location Index APPENDIX IV / PAGE 236

Omitted Marker Index


CHAPTER 1

Settlements and Jurisdictions


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