The Depot at Beaver Dam

The Depot at Beaver Dam (HM2WP)

Location: Beaverdam, VA 23015 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 56.499', W 77° 39.273'

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The first railroad depot at Beaver Dam was built ca. 1840 to serve the farmers of Hanover and Louisa counties. Its strategic location during the Civil War made it a target of many Union raids. The July 20, 1862, raid saw the depot burned and Colonel John S. Mosby, the Gray Ghost, captured as he awaited a train to take him to General Stonewall Jackson. Rebuilt after this raid, the deopt was again burned by Union troops on February 29, 1864, and May 9, 1864, the last time by the cavalry of General George A. Custer. The existing depot was rebuilt and rededicated in 1866.
HM NumberHM2WP
Marker NumberND-8
Year Placed1990
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266732 N 4202664
Decimal Degrees37.94165000, -77.65455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 56.499', W 77° 39.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 56' 29.94" N, 77° 39' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19391-19465 State Rte 715, Beaverdam VA 23015, US
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