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Amherst County Marker, Z-17

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: 1928
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Amherst County
Physical Description of Location: Madison Heights, VA 24572. Located on South Amherst Hwy (Rt. 163), 0.5 miles southwest of the intersection of South Amherst Hwy (Rt. 163) and Colony Road (Rt. 210). Marker is on the left when traveling southwest on South Amherst Hwy (Rt. 163).
GPS Location: 37.420018,-79.136641
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