The Big Spring

The Big Spring (HM7K7)

Location: Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.95', W 78° 52.17'

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Our Anchor in Time

"For generations this great spring was the main source of water supply for the town. Before the white man settled around it the Indians and the buffaloes knew it well. It was at the crossing of two old trails—one up and down the Valley, since widened into the Valley Turnpike, the other crossing the Valley from east to west. During the Civil war thousands of soldiers, Blue and Gray, quenched their thirst at this generous place of refreshment. But some time after 1896,when the new court house was erected, the court house square was paved and the old spring had to go the way of civilization." —Art Folio of the Shenandoah Valley, John Wayland, 1924.

New Springhouse dedicated April 30, 1995. Margaret Grattan Weaver, benefactor.

(on a small brass tablet to the right) The Springhouse was especially enjoyed when Judge George Gilmer Grattan held court on "Court Day" each Monday. · It is our duty to our citizens to recall for them some of the customs, institutions and monuments time has left behind. —The Grattans
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HM NumberHM7K7
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Year Placed1995
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 685915 N 4257802
Decimal Degrees38.44916667, -78.86950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.95', W 78° 52.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 57.00" N, 78° 52' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 60-66 US-33, Harrisonburg VA 22801, US
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