The Stratford Cliffs

The Stratford Cliffs (HMN47)

Location: Montross, VA 22520 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 9.762', W 76° 50.164'

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Approximately 17 million years ago, during the Miocene Epoch, these 150-foot-high cliffs along the Potomac River formed the ancient seashore. Rich Miocene fossil deposits, which exist in the 1 1/2 -mile-long series of Horsehead, Stratford and Nomini Cliffs, can only be found in several locations in the world. Fossil remains of salt-water crocodiles, whales, porpoises, turtles, rays and sharks can be discovered along the shoreline. This overlook is one of a few spots along Stratford's northern boundary with a clear view (to the left) of the Horsehead Cliffs.
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HM NumberHMN47
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339148 N 4225459
Decimal Degrees38.16270000, -76.83606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.762', W 76° 50.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 45.72" N, 76° 50' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Unnamed Road, Montross VA 22520, US
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