Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Geographic Location: Amherst County
Physical Description of Location: Big Island, VA 24526. Located on Glasgow Hwy (Rt. 501), 2.5 miles South of the intersection of Glasgow Hwy (Rt. 501) and Wert Faulkner Hwy (Rt. 130). Marker is on the right when traveling South on Glasgow Hwy (Rt. 501).
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