Arvonia (HMJAG)

Location: New Canton, VA 23123 Buckingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.886', W 78° 19.976'

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The name Arvonia was derived from Caernarvon, Wales, home to the Welsh quarrymen who settled the area in the mid-19th century. Arvonia is known for the long-lasting and unfading blue-black Buckingham slate that adorns many of Virginia's historic buildings including Berkeley and the Executive Mansion, as well as Colonial Revival dwellings across the nation. Most Arvonia houses, and other buildings, are ornamented with slate; it is also used for tombstones in local cemeteries. Buckingham slate earned gold medals at the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876, the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair.
Marker NumberF 64
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 735192 N 4173817
Decimal Degrees37.68143333, -78.33293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.886', W 78° 19.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 53.16" N, 78° 19' 58.56" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 319 N James Madison Hwy, New Canton VA 23123, US
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