Hanging Rock Battlefield TrailThe Valley Railroad, chartered February 23, 1866 and developed between 1867 and 1870, is of significance to the nation's railroad industry. In the mid-1800's the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad planned a railroad line to span the length of the Shenandoah Valley and tap the region's valuable resources - agricultural products, iron, and manganese - as well as to access the new coal fields in Southern West Virginia and Kentucky. The new railroad was designed to link Salem, Lexington, and Harrisonburg, connecting with additional lines at Salem and Staunton. This transportation system would effectively haul the valley's goods northward.
|Placed By||County of Roanoke, the City of Salem, and the Hanging Rock Battlefield and Railway Preservation Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 585651 N 4129889|
|Decimal Degrees||37.31170000, -80.03341667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.702', W 80° 2.005'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 42.12" N, 80° 2' 0.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1504-1508 Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail, Salem VA 24153, US|
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