On August 20, 1969, torrential rains, following remnants of Hurricane Camille, devastated this area. A rainfall in excess of 25 inches largely within a 5-hour period, swept away or buried many miles of roads, over 100 bridges, and over 900 buildings. 114 people died and 37 remain missing. The damage totalled more than $100,000,000 and Virginia was declared a disaster area.
Geographic Location: Nelson County
Physical Description of Location: Marker is on Rockfish Valley Highway (State Route 151), about .8 miles north of intersection with Beech Grove Road (State Route 664), Nellysford, VA.
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