Ashland (HMN2)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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N 37° 45.64', W 77° 28.285'

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In 1838, the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad bought 462 acres bordering its tracks twelve miles north of Richmond in Hanover County. The company created a small summer retreat and passenger rest stop there. In 1858, the area was incorporated as the town of Ashland, the name of the Kentucky home of Hanover native son Henry Clay. During the Civil War, Union cavalry attacked the railroad here three times: on 3 May 1863 under Maj. Gen. George Stoneman, on 1 March 1864 under Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick, and on 11 May 1864 under Brig. Gen. Henry E. Davies, Jr.
HM NumberHMN2
Marker NumberE 16
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282295 N 4182137
Decimal Degrees37.76066667, -77.47141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.64', W 77° 28.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 38.40" N, 77° 28' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 235-273 U.S. 1, Ashland VA 23005, US
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