Mount Jackson

Mount Jackson (HM221P)

Location: Mount Jackson, VA 22842 Shenandoah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 44.891', W 78° 38.496'

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This area was a Native American hunting territory
before settlers of European descent arrived early in
the 18th century. Fertile land and powerful streams
supported an agricultural and milling economy. In
1826 the Virginia General Assembly established the
town of Mount Jackson here in a community
formerly known as Mount Pleasant. Named for
Andrew Jackson, later U.S. president, the town
became a regional transportation hub because of
the Valley Turnpike, built in the 1830s to improve
previous roads, and the Manassas Gap Railroad,
extended here in 1859. Union and Confederate
troops passed through frequently during the Civil
War, and several Confederate hospitals were
established here.
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HM NumberHM221P
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 704952 N 4291473
Decimal Degrees38.74818333, -78.64160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.891', W 78° 38.496'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 53.46" N, 78° 38' 29.76" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5801-5899 US-11, Mount Jackson VA 22842, US
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