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Abb’s Valley

State Rte 644, Pocahontas, VA 24635, USA
Marker XP-5 Five miles southwest is Abb's Valley, discovered by Absalom Looney. James Moore and Robert Poage were the first settlers, about 1770. In July, 1786, Shawnee Indians raided the valley, killing or carrying into…
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Accokeek Iron Furnace

542-550 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA 22554, USA
Marker E-49 The Principio Company constructed the Accokeek Iron Furnace nearby about 1726 on land leased from Augustine Washington (father of George Washington), who became a partner. After Washington's death in 1743, his son Lawrence…
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“Fall Hill”

501 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
Marker E-49-b On the heights one mile to the west, the home of the Thorntons from about 1736. Francis Thornton 2nd was a justice, a Burgess 1744-45, and Lieut.-Colonel of his Majesty's militia for Spotsylvania…
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Fort Bowman

34686 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA 22657, USA
Marker A-55 The stone house to the south is Fort Bowman, or Harmony Hall, built about 1753 for George Bowman who emigrated from Pennsylvania in 1731-1732. The house is an important example of the Pennsylvania…
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Sevier’s Birthplace

9886-9898 US-11, New Market, VA 22844, USA
Marker A-34 Near here was born John Sevier, pioneer and soldier, September 23, 1745. He was a leader in the Indian wars and at the battle of King's Mountain, 1780. He was the only governor…
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Battle of New Market

2576 US-11, New Market, VA 22844, USA
Marker A-28 A-28 BATTLE OF NEW MARKET On the hills to the north took place the battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. The Union Army, under General Franz Sigel, faced southwest. John C. Breckinridge,…
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Rude’s Hill Action

5165 US-11, New Market, VA 22844, USA
Marker A-27 Rude's Hill was reached by two divisions of Sheridan's Union cavalry following the Confederate General Jubal A. Early, on November 22, 1864. Early promptly took position on the hill to oppose them. The…
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Action of Toms Brook

26127 Old Valley Pike, Toms Brook, VA…
Marker A-25 Here Early's cavalry under Rosser and Lomax was driven back by Sheridan's cavalry under Torbert, October 9, 1864.
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Banks’ Fort

359 N Massanutten St, Strasburg, VA 22657, USA
Marker A-24 The earthworks on the hilltop to the southwest were constructed by General Banks in the campaign of 1862.
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Frontier Fort

200-228 Cool Spring Rd, Strasburg, VA 22657,…
Marker A-20 This house, built about 1755, is the old Hupp homestead. It was used as a fort in Indian attacks.
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