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Old 05-23-2010, 11:53 AM   #31
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T 5 Mother of the Wright Brothers

Another one not on the map (but is on the State database/ map).

Located in Purcellville on business route 7 at 39.135622,-77.695007

The mother of the Wright brothers was born 6 miles from Purcellville in Hillsboro.



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Old 05-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #32
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C-50 on Rt. 55

near Thoughfare on Rt. 55
lat 38.823467 N
lon 77.710804 W

Located near the PO across where the old mill stands on the other side of I66
There are two markers here with different layouts and shapes.





also another marker there numbered I-FA different form from the others but seems to be a state marker.





my machine and a photo of a plaque have to get a better one of this or edit it a bit







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Old 05-23-2010, 12:42 PM   #33
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FB-2 on Rt. 55 near Marshall

marker FB-2 near Marshall on Rt. 55
lat: 38.887890 N
lon: 77.907016 W

Oak Hill home of John Marshall, the person for which 55 is named along this section.







This one could use an apron to pull off on, there was a ditch covered by growth a few feet off the road way, a bit tricky and I didn't stay parked very long!

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Old 05-23-2010, 12:45 PM   #34
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FF-5 on Rt. 55 in the town of Marshall

marker FF-5 mnear Marshall on Rt. 55
lat 38.8636.27 N
lon 77.859983 W
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my iphone has a GPS app called motion-x which let you send waypoints and photos taken there as attachments to email so here is the google maps waypoint with data. consider this a test.

FF-5 marker location
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:48 PM   #35
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FF-6 on Rt. near Marshall

marker ff-6 near Marshall
on Rt. 55
lat 38.862124 N
lon 77.870256 W

birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon








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Old 05-23-2010, 01:00 PM   #36
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Booker T. Washington birth place (KP 14), located on RT. 122, north of Rocky Mount, Franklin County.



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Old 05-23-2010, 01:02 PM   #37
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Birth Place of General Jubal Early (A 95), located on RT 116 south of Roanoke and Windy Gap.



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Old 05-23-2010, 01:04 PM   #38
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FF-8 on Rt. 55 in Marshall

marker ff-8 in Marshall on Rt. 55 in Marshall
lat 38.866597 N
lon 77.854186 W
McClellen Relieved of Command







and a shot on an old house tucked into the woods nearby



and that's it from me for today..

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Old 05-23-2010, 01:08 PM   #39
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These three are all together on RT 220 north of Rocky Mount. I did swap bikes for each shot, excuse the bad camera.

Fort Blackwater (A 93)





Ferrum College





Carolina Road (A 96)



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Old 05-23-2010, 01:11 PM   #40
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Bedford County (Z 118), located on RT 122 at Smith Mountain Lake.



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Old 05-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #41
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Here are 4 markers from 3 different counties - Culpeper, Prince William, and Fairfax

Someone used this one for target practice - Its the oldest of the 4 markers
with a date of 1928.



rc3094 and bwalsh were on this ride



This is right next to the 1 - lane Waterloo Bridge (on the Culpeper side)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterlo...unty,_Virginia






Next up are markers from Prince William County

Parking was not good.



Prince William County



Occoquan



These were off of Route 1 (Jeff Davis Highway) just south of the Occoquan River. Here is a the Bridge on US1



The railroad bridge runs along side. You can almost see where the
Occoquan River joins the Potomac River here:



Finally, the Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile site at Lorton Furnace Road (Fairfax County)



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Old 05-23-2010, 05:27 PM   #42
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Bath County Seat - Warm Springs / Bath County

Located in front of the Court House in Warm Springs.

For more information on Warm Springs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_Springs,_Virginia




Historical Marker located in front of the Court House in Warm Springs.




Same Marker - Side #2





View of the Bath County Court House




Monument to Confederate Soldiers next to the Court House.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:34 PM   #43
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T 47 Loudoun County Emancipation Association Grounds

Decided to pick off the other 2 in my neighborhood. This one is on the map, on 20th Street in Purcellvile.




Although I could have walked to it in about 3 minutes, I did play by the rules.

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Old 05-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #44
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T 53 Loudoun Branch, Manassas Gap Railroad

This one is not on the map. It is located on SR 709, Sands Rd. at 39.121978,-77.684122.



How'd ya like havin one of these in your backyard?

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:44 PM   #45
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Z Markers

What is the meaning of the markers tagged with a Z letter identifier and number and where can I find information about these signs? Markers with the Z letter followed by a number at the top of the sign represent markers that are placed at a county or state line. Unlike other markers, each side of a Z marker has different texts--one side of the marker provides information on the jurisdiction a traveler is entering, while the other side gives information about the jurisdiction one is leaving. The 1948 edition of State Historical Markers of Virginia has a list of these signs and their locations. DHR hopes to be able to provide the public an updated list online of these marker locations in the future. (from the State website FAQ).

Here's an example:





Fun info on both sides!
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