Brownsburg

Brownsburg (HMUR8)

Location: Raphine, VA 24472 Rockbridge County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 55.69', W 79° 19.17'

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The village of Brownsburg, established on23 November 1793, is an enduring example ofa mid- to late-19th-century Shenandoah Valleycommunity. By 1835 Brownsburg was a thriving commercial hub and was centrally locatedon the stagecoach line between Staunton andLexington. Brownsburg Academy, a privatePresbyterian high school for young men, wasbuilt with funds raised by local residents. TheAcademy operated as a private institutionfrom 1850 to 1877 and its building was usedfor classes, religious services, and publicmeetings. A portion of Brownsburg was listedas a historic district on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register ofHistoric Places in 1973.
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HM NumberHMUR8
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Marker NumberA-70
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 647692 N 4199176
Decimal Degrees37.92816667, -79.31950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.69', W 79° 19.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 41.40" N, 79° 19' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2707 Brownsburg Turnpike, Raphine VA 24472, US
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