You mentioned Rooks Ford and Mountain Creek.
Below are the locations of Rooks Ford and possibly Mountain Creek.
Both are near where Route 729 Crosses the Rivanna.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY ROADS
Nathaniel Mason Pawlett
Faculty Research Historian
Whatever the circumstances concerning the laggardliness of the viewers in the previous
case, another petition of the same date, this time with Thomas Walker and Thomas Bibb as
petitioners, was handled within two months. As a result on 27 March 1746 O.S. a road was
ordered from .the 3 notch.d road to Rooks.s Foard, from thence the best way a Cross Buck
Island Creek to Martin King.s and John Anthony.s Roads.. Rook.s Ford, the name of which
may have derived from its proximity to a roosting place for rooks or crows, was
located near the later site of Milton since it is mentioned in Jefferson.s 1765 scheme to
the Rivanna River from Rook.s ford to its mouth. From the Three Notch.d Road near present
Shadwell this road probably followed Route 729 through the ford thence, still on Route
down across Buck Island Creek to Martin King.s Road (Route 618). One might be inclined to
accept present Route 53 across Buck Island Creek as this road except for the knowledge
that it is
a product of the 1790.s. Route 729 also has more the look of the directness in the line it
accomplish its purpose.
"Albemarle County in Virginia; giving some account of what it was by nature, of what
it was made by man, and of some of the men who made it"
was first named Mountain Falls Creek; afterwards, from
being a favorite feeding place of the wagoners who brought
their produce to Milton, it acquired the name of Camping
I am not sure where Charles Lynch's property in that area was.