Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike

Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike (HM20M)

Location: Salem, VA 24153
Country: United States of America

N 37° 17.563', W 80° 2.686'

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The Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike Co. was incorporated in 1818 to construct a turnpike from Lynchburg west to Salem "to establish a communication between Lynchburg [to Salem] and the western part of Virginia." It was funded by stock bought by the state as well as the public. The road reached Liberty (now Bedford) in 1828 and was completed to Salem in 1836. This turnpike, with five tollgates, served as the main thoroughfare in the region until the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad was built in the 1850s. In Sept. 1873, the commonwealth sold its shares of the turnpike stock at auction.
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HM NumberHM20M
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Marker NumberK-79
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 584667 N 4127772
Decimal Degrees37.29271667, -80.04476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.563', W 80° 2.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 33.78" N, 80° 2' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910-958 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem VA 24153, US
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