Mountain Road

Mountain Road (HMAB1)

Location: Glen Allen, VA 23060 Henrico County
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N 37° 40.008', W 77° 30.477'

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Mountain Road was originally an Indian trail. It became the main thoroughfare from Richmond to Charlottesville in the 1700s. During the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette traveled this road on his march to Yorktown. Thomas Jefferson used it on his trips to Richmond and Williamsburg. During the Civil War, on 11 May 1864, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan encountered Confederate skirmishers as his men destroyed the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad tracks here at Glen Allen. Sheridan and Brig. Gen. George A. Custer then rode south into the Battle of Yellow Tavern.
HM NumberHMAB1
Marker NumberEA 5
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278798 N 4171806
Decimal Degrees37.66680000, -77.50795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.008', W 77° 30.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 0.48" N, 77° 30' 28.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3024 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen VA 23060, US
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