Loudoun Branch, Manassas Gap Railroad

Loudoun Branch, Manassas Gap Railroad (HM4GP)

Location: Hamilton, VA 20158 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.316', W 77° 41.049'

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The Virginia General Assembly approved plans for the Loudoun Branch (parts of which survive here) of the Manassas Gap Railroad on 8 March 1853, and construction soon began. The route extended 27 miles from just southwest of Chantilly on the main railroad's independent line to Purcellville, linking Alexandria with the farms of central Loudoun County. In 1856, stockholders voted to extend the railroad to Harpers Ferry to gain access to the lower Shenandoah Valley, but the financially overextended company stopped work in May 1857. Late in 1860, with an improved financial position, the company planned to continue, but the Civil War intervened and work never resumed.
HM NumberHM4GP
Series This marker is part of the Manassas Gap Railroad series
Marker NumberT 53
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267956 N 4333738
Decimal Degrees39.12193333, -77.68415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.316', W 77° 41.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 18.96" N, 77° 41' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17963 Sands Rd, Hamilton VA 20158, US
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