Those of us in VA have so much history to recount and explore in our blogs....Our Albemarle County Circuit Court has had 3 presidents practice law there * Jefferson * Madison & Monroe!!!
I write many posts about the history around us in Northern Virginia. The most common comment we receive is "There is so much history in your area". Of course, the eastern part of the US did play a significant role in our country's development, but every one of the 50 states and its' communities have items of historical significance that would suggest posts that are both educational and entertaining.
For example, a four lane cross county highway replaced an old two lane road several years ago. I traveled two lane Davis Ford Rd for years when it was the main cross county route and never took notice of two historical markers along the road near a little old cemetery.
As you can see a lot of history transpired along the road planned by George Washington in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It is not a major tourist attraction, but it is an interesting fact I can point out to clients as we tour the area.
Do you take a few minutes to stop and read historical markers along the road? If you try it you may be amazed at how much history you discover.
Two Active Rain members that do an outstanding job of blogging about their local history are Myrl Jeffcoat blogging about an historic downtown renovation and Jennifer Fivelsdal blogging about historic barns in her area.. I point them out because they are at opposite sides of the continent. Also, the two posts I chose as examples are strikingly different in their focus. The important point is they are interesting local history - it is everywhere.
Two Active Rain members that do an outstanding job of blogging about their local history
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.
"...to be a Virginian, either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one's Mother's side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from the Almighty God...." Anonymous