Brook Road

Brook Road (HMABQ)

Location: Richmond, VA 23227
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.673', W 77° 27.413'

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According to tradition, the Marquis de Lafayette marched his colonial troops from the north into Richmond on portions of present-day Brook Road late in April 1781. Established in 1812, the Brook Turnpike Company constructed a turnpike along this route from Richmond to Dabney Williamson's tavern in the vicinity of present-day Solomons Store in Henrico County. It was one of the earliest toll roads in Virginia and it improved the transport of goods between Richmond and the northern region of Virginia. Over time portions of Brook Road, now a part of U.S. Route 1, have shifted to its current local and configuration.
Marker NumberE 4
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283141 N 4165518
Decimal Degrees37.61121667, -77.45688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.673', W 77° 27.413'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 40.38" N, 77° 27' 24.78" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5890 Brook Rd, Richmond VA 23227, US
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