Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike

Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike (HM20M)

Location: Salem, VA 24153
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 17.563', W 80° 2.686'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
The Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike Co. was incorporated in 1818 to construct a turnpike from Lynchburg west to Salem "to establish a communication between Lynchburg [to Salem] and the western part of Virginia." It was funded by stock bought by the state as well as the public. The road reached Liberty (now Bedford) in 1828 and was completed to Salem in 1836. This turnpike, with five tollgates, served as the main thoroughfare in the region until the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad was built in the 1850s. In Sept. 1873, the commonwealth sold its shares of the turnpike stock at auction.
HM NumberHM20M
Marker NumberK-79
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. The member who adopted this marker listing is responsible for adding pictures.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584667 N 4127772
Decimal Degrees37.29271667, -80.04476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.563', W 80° 2.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 33.78" N, 80° 2' 41.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910-958 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem VA 24153, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?