Turnpike Tollgate

Turnpike Tollgate (HM192)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.729', W 77° 9.959'

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(Text on Front of Marker): Alexandria-Leesburg Pike, chartered in 1813, was completed after 1838. An 1862 map shows a house and tollgate on four acres bought by John Williams in 1857 (Part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant). An older tollhouse is suspected but tolls may have been collected at Joseph Birch's smithy across the turnpike. Gate was just west of private wagon road (Cherry St.) used by some to evade toll. Pike was important route to move agricultural products & goods but role diminished after the 1859 arrival of the railroad. Turnpike bought by Fairfax County for $300 in 1872; Tollhouse sold in 1879.
HM NumberHM192
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312114 N 4305558
Decimal Degrees38.87881667, -77.16598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.729', W 77° 9.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 43.74" N, 77° 9' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-486 VA-7, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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