Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District

Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District (HM20MG)

Location: Afton, VA 22920 Nelson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 1.994', W 78° 51.122'

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At its western edge, this 16,300-acre historic district takes in Rockfish Gap, which at 1,903' elevation is the lowest passage through the Blue Ridge Mountains for a span of more than 110 miles. The district has been a focal point for routes converging from the east toward the gap since the days of buffalo trails and Native American footpaths. Passage of major transportation routes through Greenwood and Afton has enhanced the agricultural economy of these communities and allowed the district to serve as a vital link between two culturally distinct geographical provinces of Virginia, its Piedmont to the east and its Shenandoah Valley to the west.
HM NumberHM20MG
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 688511 N 4211680
Decimal Degrees38.03323333, -78.85203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.994', W 78° 51.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 59.64" N, 78° 51' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10645 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Afton VA 22920, US
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