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Constitution Forest R-59 | Marker History

Constitution Forest Marker, R-59

In 1938, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the United States Constitution, the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the planting of Constitution Forest in this area. With the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States Forest Service, the memorial forest commemorates the Virginia framers of the Constitution. In 1987, the 45 acres of red and white pine seedlings have matured to a forest that provides protection for birds and other wildlife as well as for the watershed of the James River.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1987
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Amherst County
Physical Description of Location: Vesuvius, VA 24483. Located on Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60), 3.5 miles east of the intersection of Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60) and I-81. Marker is on the left when traveling east on Lexington Turnpike (Rt. 60).
GPS Location: 37.742335,-79.300466
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