From Indian Path to Highway

From Indian Path to Highway (HMS1)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 24.164', W 77° 25.252'

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In 1664, a colonial road here probably followed the trace of an old Indian path. Two years later, the road was extended to Aquia Creek. It became a post road in 1750, and in Sept. 1781 Gen. George Washington passed over it on the march to Yorktown. By 1900, a crude dirt road followed this route. The 1914 American Automobile Association Blue Book described it as mostly "very poor and dangerous; should not be attempted except in dry weather." By 1925, auto camps and cabins, the predecessors of auto courts and motels, stood at frequent intervals along present-day U.S. Route 1 between Washington, D.C., and Richmond.
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HM NumberHMS1
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Marker NumberE-50
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288607 N 4253275
Decimal Degrees38.40273333, -77.42086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.164', W 77° 25.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 9.84" N, 77° 25' 15.12" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701-1725 U.S. 1, Stafford VA 22554, US
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