Chancellorsville Campaign

Chancellorsville Campaign (HM1RK)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.7', W 77° 37.468'

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Just ahead is the crossing of the Orange Plank Road, a mid-nineteenth century trade route from the mountains to the navigable Rappahannock at Fredericksburg. Loaded wagons had the right-of-way on the planking, which covered half the roadbed. Successor to the crushed-stone Orange Turnpike, the Plank was likewise a pay road with toll gates. It diverged from the route of the old Pike in places to afford better traction on easier grades. By the time of the Civil War, the growth of railroads had reduced Fredericksburg's western business.
HM NumberHM1RK
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270486 N 4241805
Decimal Degrees38.29500000, -77.62446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.7', W 77° 37.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 42.00" N, 77° 37' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8453-8599 McLaws Dr, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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