Bergton, Virginia

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Bergton
Unincorporated community
Bergton is located in Virginia
Bergton
Bergton
Location in Virginia
Coordinates: 38°45′52″N 78°56′21″W / 38.76444°N 78.93917°W / 38.76444; -78.93917Coordinates: 38°45′52″N 78°56′21″W / 38.76444°N 78.93917°W / 38.76444; -78.93917
Country  United States
State Virginia
County Rockingham County

Bergton, formerly Dovesville, is an unincorporated community located in Rockingham County, in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is located in George Washington National Forest, northeast of Timberville near the state border with West Virginia.[1]

History[edit]

In 1936, the village along with Cootes Store was affected by the Great Flood. The flood washed away many barns, cottages and other features in the area.[2] Bergton was originally known as Dovesville for the large number of Dove families in the region. A post office mandate changed the name to avoid confusion with the town of Covesville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google. Google Maps (Map).
  2. ^ "Flood at Bergton and Cootes Store Highest Recorded". Daily News Record. 1936. Retrieved December 15, 2010.