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Civil War

Virginia leads the nation in Civil War historical sites, and many of them can be found near the Lake Region.


Staunton River Battlefield State Park

Confederate earthworks still remain from the 1864 Battle of Staunton River Bridge at Staunton River Battlefield State Park (not to be confused with Staunton River State Park). The Clover Center, at the north entrance to Battlefield Park focuses on the history of the battle and nearby Mulberry Hill Plantation.

The park also includes a Native American archaeological site and hosts the annual Sappony Indian Festival, celebrating the many native tribes in the area who were collectively known as the Sappony. The Roanoke Station visitor’s center, near the southern entrance to the park, focuses on Native American history in the area.

Address:
1035 Fort Hill Trail
Randolph, VA 23962

Phone:
(434) 454-4312


Wilson-Kautz Raid Driving Tour

This self-guided tour follows the route taken by Union raiders bent on destroying Confederate supply lines. It covers 10 counties and 32 stops, each of which has its own historical marker identifying it as part of the tour.

Tour maps are available at the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce.

Address:
105 2nd Street
Clarksville, VA 23927

Phone:
(434) 374-2436


Appomattox

Roughly 2 hours from Clarksville, more info here: http://www.nps.gov/apco/index.htm