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Old 05-21-2010, 05:33 AM   #16
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:33 AM   #17
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:00 AM   #18
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Now we're movin'!

Off to a great start! Keep it up everyone!
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:51 AM   #19
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AWESOME!!! Thanks for starting this! I just finished up a year long Virginia History Scrapbook project with my daughter. I know where quite a few of these are in Hampton Roads! I LOVE IT! Virginia History is the best!
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:18 AM   #20
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W19 & W20

W19 - Forge Bridge
W20 - Providence Forge

Rt 60 - New Kent County



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Old 05-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #21
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PH6 - Action of Nance's Shop
Rt 603 (Old Union Road) - Charles City County


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Old 05-21-2010, 02:42 PM   #22
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Fort Dinwiddie - Bath County

Located on Rt 39 about 5 miles west of Warm Springs, about midway from Warm Springs to the West Virginia border. There is a gravel road next to the marker, and I went down about 3/4 mile before it turned muddy, so I turned around. There is no indication that any of the fort remains. I may be wrong about that.

From xroads.virginia.edu website (Click Here for full article)

The SITE OF FORT DINWIDDIE (L), 13.1 m., is in the lowlands of the Jackson River. The stockaded structure was one of a chain, 15 to 30 miles apart, established in the mid-eighteenth century to guard the Virginia frontier against the Indians of the Ohio River Valley. George Washington, then a colonel, was in command of the project. He ordered Captain Peter Hog, commander of Fort Dinwiddie and good friend of Governor Dinwiddie, to raise a body of men, obtain tools, and work southward from Fort Dinwiddie. Because tools and men were scarce, progress was slow. Late in 1786 Washington wrote to the governor after inspecting the forts, 'I found them very weak for the want of men; but more so by indolence and irregularity.' Fort Dinwiddie was garrisoned from 1755 until 1789.



Historical Marker located on Rt 39 midway between Warm Springs and the West Virginia border. I like the "Mini-Me" format.




Same Marker - Side #2




View eastbound on Rt 39. (A GREAT ride, by the way!)




View westbound on Rt 39. The gravel road that appears to be a access road veers off to the right. It rained the day before, and turned muddy about 3/4 mile in, so I turned around.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:42 PM   #23
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Just to clarify, does "file photo" mean I can't post up markers I've already rode too/ photograghed?

Either way, I'm going to start knocking down some of the closer ones as soon as I get a moment.

Thanks for starting this thread!
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Early Bath Court Houses - Bath County

Marker located at the junction of Rt 39 and Rt 220 on the north side of Warm Springs.

The following is an excerpt from the Bath County Website (Click here for site - then select Past & Present - History)

The first court in Bath County convened on May 10, 1791, at the home of Margaret Lewis in Warm Springs, which became the county seat. Named for the English resort city of Bath, the county quickly became a national resort attraction.



Historical Marker at junction of Rt 39 and Rt 220. (1 of 3 at this location)




Same Marker - Side #2




This marker is the one on the left in the group of 3. View northbound on Rt 220. Rt 39 eastbound joins Rt 220 about 100 meters behind where I'm standing (to the south), and splits again about 100 meters north of these markers as it continues eastbound.




View southbound on Rt 220 entering Warm Springs. See that row of cars? Look closely at the last car. Yes, it's a Crown Vic Police Interceptor. VA State Police. Watch your speed in these small towns. Actually, I came back about 15 minutes later after photographing another marker, and there were 2 State Police parked there. I approached them to ask about the location of a monument mentioned on one of the markers. Both officers were very nice and were interested in our project. I told them about the WV project and how this one is getting started. They thought what we're doing is pretty cool.





Warm Springs Inn located next to the Markers.




Jefferson Pools - across the road from the Markers (see next photo)




Sign for the building in the previous photo.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:39 AM   #25
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I like the sticker on the side of your hard luggage. Do you catch grief for this, since your avatar says you are from VA?
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Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard - Bath County

Reverend William Henry Sheppard (1865–1927) was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. (From Wikipedia - Click here for entire biography)




Historical Marker located at the junction of Rt 39 and Rt 220 on the north side of Warm Springs. One of 3 markers at this location.




Same Marker - Side #2




View northbound on Rt 220. This marker is the one on the right.




View southbound on Rt 220 entering Warm Springs. This marker is the one on the right, closest to my bike.




The Warm Springs Presbyterian Church is located about 1/4 mile southwest on Rt 39.
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Terrill Hill - Bath County

Located at the junction of Rt 39 and Rt 220 on the north side of Warm Springs.

For a complete biography on Brig. Gen. William R. Terrill:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_R._Terrill


For more information on Brig. Gen. James B. Terrill:

http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/...es_B_1838-1864

http://www.vmi.edu/archives.aspx?id=5657


In 1864 during the Overland Campaign, Brig. Gen. William Terrill's brother James, by then commanding a brigade, was killed in action at the Battle of Bethesda Church and buried on the battlefield. He was posthumously promoted to brigadier general. Another younger brother, Philip Mallory Terrill of the 12th Virginia Cavalry, was killed near Winchester, VA, in November 1864. The fourth brother, Dr. George P. Terrill, a Confederate militia commander, survived the Civil War. An unscrupulous war correspondent from Harper's Weekly manufactured a fitting legend that their grieving father later erected a memorial stone for both brothers, which reads "This monument erected by their father. God Alone Knows Which Was Right."




Historical Marker located at the junction of Rt 220 and Rt 39 in Warm Springs. One of 3 markers at this location. (BTW - after reading the bios on the links above, it seems the story of the monument is just that - a story)




Same Marker - Side #2




View northbound on Rt 220. Group of 3 markers - this one is in the middle.



On this photo looking southbound on Rt 220, this marker is on the left.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:34 AM   #28
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B25 and B34

Picked up a few on my very soggy ride home from the NoVA breakfast gathering.

B 34 Welbourne - Route 50 East, Upperville

A tribute to a favorite activity of this area - horses and foxhunting. Next time I'm out I'll see if I can get a picture of the house.



Right next to it is B 25 - Mosby's Rangers. Interestingly, it's not on the map, even though it appears to have been installed long before the Welbourne sign (EDIT - checked the State website and it's on their map, but interestingly, Welbourne isn't. Go figure).



It wasn't raining much at this point.


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B 31 - The Battle of Middleburg

Continuing on down 50 East into Middleburg you will find this sign.



Still not raining too much.

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B 22, 30, 32, and 33

Ok - here's where it really started raining!

Rt. 50 East, just west of Aldie. There is a group of 4 signs. None of these are on the map, but they are located at 38.975329,-77.667699 (EDIT - they're all listed on the State map).

B 22 - Cavalry Battles



B 30 - Stuart and Bayard




B 32 - Gettysburg Campaign




B 33 - Revolutionary War Hero




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