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William Byrd’s Camp

11955 US Hwy 220, Ridgeway, VA 24148, USA
Marker A-57 Near here, on Matrimony Creek, William Byrd pitched his camp, November, 1728, while determining the Virginia-North Carolina boundary line.
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39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers

4501 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 23231, USA
Marker W-72 On 16 Aug. 1864, Federal infantry stormed Confederate earthworks nearby, in the Second Battle of Deep Bottom. The 39th Illinois helped lead the assault. Pvt. Henry M. Hardenbergh, of Bremen Township, the color…
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“New River Train” Song

Scenic Rd, Fries, VA 24330, USA
Marker UE-7 The original "New River Train" song was claimed by the Ward family of Galax as part of their repertoire as early as 1895. The song was believed to refer to the train that…
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Abingdon Church

4625 US-17, Hayes, VA 23072, USA
Marker NW-5 This is the third church of Abingdon Parish and was erected in 1755 on the site of an earlier one. The parish, established between 1650 and 1655, had its first church near the…
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Hackwood Park

1835-1861 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester, VA 22603, USA
I 081 @ Exit 317 Marker A-38 One mile east is the site of the Hackwood Estate House, built in 1777 by General John Smith. Documents reveal that the Hackwood House caught fire during the…
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Tomb of an Unknown Soldier

8445-8485 US-11, Middletown, VA 22645, USA
Marker A-17 On the highest mountain top to the southeast is the grave of an unknown soldier. The mountain top was used as a signal station by both armies, 1861-1865.
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End of Sheridan’s Ride

6972 US-11, Middletown, VA 22645, USA
Marker A-14 This knoll marks the position of the Union Army when Sheridan rejoined it at 10:30 A.M., October 19, 1864, in the battle of Cedar Creek. His arrival, with Wright's efforts, checked the Union…
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Stephens City

5071-5081 Main St, Stephens City, VA 22655,…
Marker A-12_2 General David Hunter ordered the burning of this town on May 30, 1864; but Major Joseph Stearns of the First New York Cavalry prevented it.  
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House of First Settler

4273 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22602, USA
Marker A-12_1 Springdale, home of Colonel John Hite, son of Joist Hite, leader of the first settlers in this section, was built in 1753. Just to the south are the ruins of Hite's Fort, built…
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Second Battle of Winchester

3860-3880 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22602, USA
Marker A-8 On June 14, 1863, Jubal A. Early moved west from this point to attack Federal fortifications west of Winchester.
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