Stokesville Historical

Stokesville Historical (HM1UMI)

Location: Mount Solon, VA 22843 Augusta County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 21.317', W 79° 9.017'

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The village of Stokesville, established by 1901,
became a boomtown after the Chesapeake Western
Railway was extended here in 1902. Tram lines
into the mountains brought timber to the rail
head. Lumber mills, bark tanneries, a stave and
heading factory, and other enterprises attracted
many workers, and the town's population reached
1500 by 1905. A passenger depot, post office,
hospital, hotels, stores, and a church served the
community. Stokesville declined after 1910
as the area's timber supply dwindled.
A flood in 1949 destroyed most of its remaining structures. The town was named for the Stokes family, financial backers of the railroad.
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources. It was dedicated September 24, 2016
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 661620 N 4246854
Decimal Degrees38.35528333, -79.15028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.317', W 79° 9.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 19.02" N, 79° 9' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39 N River Rd, Mount Solon VA 22843, US
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