April 12, 2024

Signal Knob

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12450 Fort Valley Rd
Fort Valley

United States

The Signal Knob hike in the George Washington National Forest has spectacular views of Strausburg VA. in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as Buzzard Rock in Fort Valley to the east. Signal Knob, at 2,106ft, gets its name as both Confederate and Union troops used it as a lookout during the Civil War. The Confederate Signal Corps controlled the outlook from 1862 until August 14, 1864, when Union troops defeated the 61st Georgia Volunteer Infantry and took control of the peak.

There are a couple of other parking lots in this area of Fort Valley Road, so make sure you go to the right one.  The exact GPS coordinates for the Signal Knob lot are:  38.934594, -78.320083

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