Amherst County Marker, Z-138
Formed in 1761 from Albemarle, and named for Jeffrey, Lord Amherst, British commander in the French and Indian War. Balcony Falls are in this county.
Marker Information:Year On Marker: 1934
Geographic Location: Amherst County
Physical Description of Location: Vesuvius, VA 24483. Located on Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60), less than 1/5 of a mile northeast of the intersection of Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60) and Blue Ridge Parkway. Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60).
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