Rockfish River Watershed
The Rockfish River Watershed is largely in Nelson County, but a large
part of the headwaters (44 square miles) lies within Albemarle County.
The Rockfish River itself forms the county boundary between Nelson and
Albemarle for some distance upstream from Howardsville (where the
Rockfish flows into the mighty James). Tributaries of the Rockfish that
lie partially within Albemarle include Taylor Creek, Cove Creek, Green
Creek, and Hog Creek. The small community of Heards and parts of
Covesville (south and west of the Boaz Mountains and Fan Mountains) are
in the Rockfish Watershed. Route 29 South passes into the Rockfish
Watershed at Covesville between Routes 633 and 699.