Natural Bridge, Virginia

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This article is about the unincorporated community. For the rock formation of the same name, see Natural Bridge (Virginia).
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Natural Bridge, Virginia is located in Virginia
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Natural Bridge, Virginia is located in the US
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°37′48″N 79°32′35″W / 37.63000°N 79.54306°W / 37.63000; -79.54306Coordinates: 37°37′48″N 79°32′35″W / 37.63000°N 79.54306°W / 37.63000; -79.54306
Country United States
State Virginia
County Rockbridge
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24578
Area code(s) 540
GNIS feature ID 1485802[1]

Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. The community is the site of Natural Bridge, a natural arch which gives the town its name. Natural Bridge is located at the junction of U.S. Route 11 and State Route 130.[2] Natural Bridge has a post office with ZIP code 24578, which opened on June 1, 1800.[3][4]

Attractions[edit]

The main attraction in the community is the Natural Bridge. The site, a National Historic Landmark, is a natural arch within a limestone gorge formed by Cedar Creek. The land including the bridge was once owned by Thomas Jefferson, and according to legend, George Washington surveyed the bridge.[5] Natural Bridge Zoo, Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Safari Park are located nearby. In addition to the Natural Bridge, the Rockbridge Inn, Vine Forest, and Virginia Manor are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the heart of the resort area at the center of the village is listed as the Natural Bridge Historic District.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Virginia Official State Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2012. § 8. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Carrie Hunter Willis and Etta Belle Walker, 1937, Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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