—Falling Creek Ironworks Park —The United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived of the Jefferson Davis Highway in 1913, along the same series of roads in Virginia that U.S. Route 1 later followed. The Virginia General Assembly officially designated the United Daughters of the Confederacy's route as the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway in 1922. It was added to the state highway system in 1918 as state Route 1, then was renumbered state Route 301 in 1923. The U.S. Route 1 designation was applied to its whole length in 1926. The General Assembly designated it as, "Historic Route 1" in 2008, at the request of the Jefferson Davis Association.
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|Placed By||Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation, Chesterfield Heritage Alliance|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 284267 N 4146213|
|Decimal Degrees||37.43763333, -77.43846667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 26.258', W 77° 26.308'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 26' 15.48" N, 77° 26' 18.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6407 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond VA 23234, US|
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