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Old 05-26-2010, 12:55 PM   #76
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Now I'm starting to figure it out...tracking these things is a big job!
Yep, I thought about starting it before, but it is a time commitment I just didn't have. You're doing great, keep up the good work!
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:41 PM   #77
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Fort Edward Johnson - Augusta County

Located at the summit of Shenandoah Mountain, at the Highland County / Augusta County Line on Rt 250.

For a brief biography of Gen Edward Johnson: http://www.mycivilwar.com/leaders/johnson_edward.htm





Historical Marker located on the east end of the turnoff at the Highland County / Augusta County line on Rt 250.




Same Marker - Side #2. (Barney's enjoying the view ) The county line marker is visible in the background to the far left. We are now just inside Augusta County, looking west into Highland County.




View eastbound on Rt 250 entering Augusta County.




One of the historic informational signs along the pathway to the Confederate Breastworks.




(Repeat photo - but worth showing twice) Another view from where the fort stood looking westbound from Shenandoah Mountain.




Interpretive trail to the breastworks. Unfortunately, I was behind schedule and chose not to take the 1-mile-roundtrip hike. Maybe next time.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #78
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Took about 3 hours tonight with all the stopping and hunting for signs, but they were all on the way to one of my favorite destinations, so I figured I'd get several birds with one trip. Starting from Henrico county, to Goochland and Fluvanna counties..A couple signs were right on the road with no safe pull-off area, so I had to snap and take off quickly, but got as many with the bike as I could.






















gonna break it up into a few posts JIC.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #79
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J-1 and J-14 co-located at N 39 10.038 W 77 58.427





J-1a located at N 39 09.819 W 77 58.553




T-15 (not on Google Maps database) N 39 09.114 W 77 58.839


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Old 05-26-2010, 06:11 PM   #80
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Let's continue...This one could use some repair..


Here's a nice 3-fur.







continued...
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:18 PM   #81
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Here's Goochland County's courthouse..




bottom of the plaque reads..

ok back to the signs. Goochland Courthouse rated two. Had to do this one quick with all the No Parking signs and county 5-0 around.
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Interesting - WV has no markers on any 4-lanes. If a 2-lane road is replaced with a 4-lane, most of the markers "disappear". Two examples of this are Rt 50 from Parkersburg to Clarksburg, and Rt 19 from Sutton to Fayetteville. These are not even Interstates, just divided highways. Most of the county line markers are gone, and the only other old markers remaining are on deserted, fragmented stretches of the old road.
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T-4 located at N 39 08.781 W 77 57.534




J-3 and Q-4B (not on Google Maps list) both located at N 39 11.286 W 77 06.723



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Onto Fork Union..









Hard to tell from the glare but there's a cool cannon in there..

see, told ya..sweet!





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Old 05-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #85
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continued..



and into Scottsville..







and since I'm here already, might as well eat. This is my favorite BBQ place and it has killer Mac&cheese! The owner is a sweet hard-working lady and thankfully she says business is picking up again after a slow spell last year 'cause of the economy.


Here's their mascot..Wish I had an ADV sticker with me to put on the pigs Harley jacket..


Nice homey feel to the place.


And of course why I came..
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The last two of the day I caught on the way back to Richmond..23 sign tags all in a beautiful afternoon. What a great day to ride!




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Old 05-26-2010, 07:21 PM   #87
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T 52 Major General Ben H. Fuller

Got out for some evening riding tonight and went for some locals.

This one is located in Hamilton, VA at the entrance to Hamilton Park off of Business Rt. 7 at 39.135056,-77.665843.



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Old 05-26-2010, 07:25 PM   #88
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T 22 Early's Washington Campaign

Here's another one on a 4 lane. It's on Rt. 7 in Leesburg at about 39.132807,-77.590669.



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Old 05-26-2010, 07:28 PM   #89
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T 23 Old Stone Church Site

Hit downtown Leesburg as well.

This one is located at 39.115888,-77.566456, in front of the Leesburg United Methodist Church.



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F 28 Loudoun County Courthouse

A block from the last one is the Loudoun County Courthouse at 39.115503,-77.564389.



This is pretty much a walk up sign only. It's right on the corner of 7 & 15, so I couldn't park close.



A shot of the courthouse.

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