Rockfish, Virginia

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Rockfish is an unincorporated community in Nelson County, Virginia, United States.

Looking North at the Old Rockfish Post Office and the intersection of Rt 617 and Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Overview[change | edit source]

It was among the communities severely affected by flash flooding from Hurricane Camille in 1969.[1]

Rockfish was frequently referenced in the CBS television series The Waltons. It was noted as being the closest town to Waltons Mountain. Which was the fictional version of the nearby community of Schuyler.

Also known as "Rockfish Depot" even though the railroad depot building has been gone for decades.[2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Garnett P. Williams and Harold P. Guy. Erosional and Depositional Aspects of Hurricane Camille in Virginia, 1969. United States Government Printing Office, 1973, pp. 1.
  2. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:3:145575723122820::NO::P3_FID,P3_TITLE:1496163%2CRockfish

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Coordinates: 37°48′05″N 78°45′20″W / 37.80139°N 78.75556°W / 37.80139; -78.75556