Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail (HM9SU)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24019
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.677', W 80° 2.419'

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Welcome to the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail. This 1.6 mile linear park is the Roanoke Valley's first rails-to-trails project converting a former railroad right-of-way into a hiking and biking trail. The project's master plan presents an orientation and overview of the significant features of the trail. Your are standing at the north trailhead, a focal point for the interpretation of the Battle of Hanging Rock, Buzzard's Roost, and the Virginia Scenic By-Way extending northward along on Mason Creek.

The Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail is a culmination of a cooperative effort among the County of Roanoke, the City of Salem, and the Hanging Rock Battlefield and Railway Preservation Foundation. Trail construction funds were provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation through ISTEA grant funds. This project would not have been possible withoutthe interest and cooperation of the property owners in the Hanging Rock area. Special gratitude is due the Hinchee family, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Norfolk Southern Corporation for their extreme generosity in donating lands for the completion of the trail and battlefield park site.

The Hanging Rock Battlefield and Railway Preservation Foundation is composed of private citizens and representatives of the County of Roanoke, City of Salem, Roanoke Civil War Roundtable, Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia, Salem Historical Society, Sons of Confederate Veterans - Fincastle Rifles Camp #1326, United Daughters of the Confederacy - Virginia Division, Valley Beautiful, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
HM NumberHM9SU
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCounty of Roanoke, the City of Salem, and the Hanging Rock Battlefield and Railway Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 585021 N 4131685
Decimal Degrees37.32795000, -80.04031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.677', W 80° 2.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 40.62" N, 80° 2' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2324-2422 Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail, Roanoke VA 24019, US
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