One of America's Earliest Business WomenThe daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Buckner and the widow of Charles Smith, Dorothy Smith married John Roy in 1719. John Roy was the owner of a tobacco warehouse at Port Royal, Virginia - a facility to which local planters brought their tobacco to be shipped abroad on vessels that sailed from Port Royal's harbor on the Rappahannock. In 1731, Dorothy Roy used her influence with the Virginia Court to have a 20-mile-long rolling road constructed over which planters could haul 900-pound hogsheads of tobacco to the warehouse. This rolling road later became U.S. Route 301.
|Placed By||Historic Port Royal with funding made possible through the sponsorship of the Washington-Lewis Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 308099 N 4227150|
|Decimal Degrees||38.17185000, -77.19071667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 10.311', W 77° 11.443'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 10' 18.66" N, 77° 11' 26.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 Water St, Port Royal VA 22535, US|
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