Mount Jackson, Virginia: Tombstone of a Horse

A horse named Colonel was so lamented when he died in 1883 that his owners gave him a tombstone, engraved with praise.

White Hall Lane, Mount Jackson, VA
I-81 exit 273. Turn east. Drive to the stoplight. Turn left onto US Hwy 11. Drive one mile. Turn right onto White Hall Lane. The farm where the monument is located is at the end of the lane. Private property; please do not trespass without permission.
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Tombstone of a Horse

Located on Private property. We were unable to get to it

[Pat, 05/31/2018]

Percheron Monument

A toppled monument is to a Percheron horse that died in 1883. The horse was foaled in La Perche, France, in 1863. Located in a field north of Mount Jackson, near the community of Hawkinstown.

[Country Boy, 09/29/2013]

The inscription declares that the horse, Colonel, "has left a valuable progeny in this Valley for future ages to praise."

Nearby Offbeat Places

Apple Basket Water TowerApple Basket Water Tower, Mount Jackson, VA - 2 mi.
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In the region:
Luray Caverns, Luray, VA - 10 mi.

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