Thomas Jefferson once owned it, Native Americans once worshipped it, George Washington surveyed it in his youth and Daniel Boone visited it. What is it? It’s the Natural Bridge of Virginia.
The Natural Bridge has been attracting visitors for centuries–literally. Its natural beauty is nearly unparalleled in the region and it has a history rich in lore and famous personages.
A Look Back
Even before Europeans discovered this land and began building settlements, the Natural Bridge was sacred to the Native American tribe, the Monacans, who believed it to be the site of a major victory over the Powhatan tribe. Legend has it that it was a land dispute that caused tension between the tribes. The Powhatan are said to have pursued the Monacans to the Natural Bridge itself, where the Monacans had set an ambush for their enemy, ensuring defeat of the Powhatan. From then on, the bridge was a sacred place to the Monacans.
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