Friday, January 25, 2019
So I wanted to know what the mountain was. And what the town in the distance was.
I stumbled upon the history of these surveyed boundaries. And of course they go back to when European men decided they wanted to live on Native American's land. And the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War. And how kings of England gifted property in the Americas to those who did them favors.
But here's a detailed description of the history, and some great maps. virginiaplaces.org/boundaries/
I am so glad that there's now a national monument, much better than the one depicted above.