Old Road To The West

Old Road To The West (HMJZ)

Location: Great Falls, VA 22066 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.197', W 77° 17.638'

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Colvin Run Road is a remnant of an 18th-century wagon road from the Shenandoah Valley to Alexandria that probably originated as an Indian path. George Washington passed by here in 1753 and 1754 en route to persuade the French on the Ohio River to withdraw from English territory. In 1755, during the French and Indian War, a brigade of Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock's army traveled the road on its ill-fated march to Fort Duquesne. The road was incorporated into Middle Turnpike before 1840. A century later, the moving and straightening of the Leesburg Pike reduced Colvin Run Road to a byway.
Series This marker is part of the Braddock's Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series, and the George Washington Slept Here series.
Marker NumberE 112
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301266 N 4315944
Decimal Degrees38.96995000, -77.29396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.197', W 77° 17.638'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 11.82" N, 77° 17' 38.28" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10025 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls VA 22066, US
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