Crozet (HMIB)

Location: Crozet, VA 22932 Albemarle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 4.173', W 78° 42.042'

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The town grew around a rail stop established on Wayland's farm in 1878. It was named for Col. B. Claudius Crozet, (1789-1864)—Napoleonic Army officer, and Virginia's Engineer and Cartographer—he built this pioneer railway through the Blue Ridge. The 4273 foot tunnel through the rock-solid mountain below Rockfish Gap carried traffic from 1858-1944. His talents were tested in solving safety, drainage and ventilation problems posed by the construction of this tunnel.
Marker NumberW-170
Year Placed1976
Placed ByVirginia Historic Landmark Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 701694 N 4216028
Decimal Degrees38.06955000, -78.70070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.173', W 78° 42.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 10.38" N, 78° 42' 2.52" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-799 VA-240, Crozet VA 22932, US
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