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Hurricane Camille R-51 | Marker History

Hurricane Camille Marker, R-51

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1972
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Nelson County
Physical Description of Location: 16000 Thomas Nelson Hwy (Route 29 North), Faber, VA 22938. Marker is on right about .2 miles north of intersection with Route 6.
GPS Location: 37.844963,-78.815738
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