The Petersburg (& Weldon) RailroadAs early as September 1829, business interests in Petersburg wanted to build a railroad between Petersburg, Virginia and Weldon, North Carolina. The railroad would connect the Appomattox and Roanoke river and attract trade away from Norfolk, Virginia (which was connected to North Carolina by a canal). The Petersburg (& Weldon) Railroad was incorporated on February 10, 1830 making it one of the earliest railroads in the United States. By 1833, a trip could be made along sixty miles of the line.
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284786 N 4108277|
|Decimal Degrees||37.09610000, -77.42163333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 5.766', W 77° 25.298'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 5' 45.96" N, 77° 25' 17.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3100-3176 State Rte 604, Petersburg VA 23805, US|
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