Old Telegraph Road

Old Telegraph Road (HMTC)

Location: Woodbridge, VA 22192 Prince William County
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N 38° 38.447', W 77° 17.509'

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Just to the east is the original route of an ancient trail used to lay the first telegraph wire from Washington to New Orleans in 1847. During the Civil War it became a strategic military objective. It was first used by Confederate forces supporting their blockade of the Potomac River. Later, it was used by Union occupational troops.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
Marker Number24
Year Placed1986
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300536 N 4279406
Decimal Degrees38.64078333, -77.29181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.447', W 77° 17.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 26.82" N, 77° 17' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14332-14368 Potomac Mills Cir, Woodbridge VA 22192, US
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