Rockfish Gap

Rockfish Gap (HM1CV7)

Location: Afton, VA 22920 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 1.821', W 78° 51.466'

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Low passway across Blue Ridge, elev. 1909. Served the buffalo, Indian, and covered wagon. Thomas Jefferson came via stage coach in 1818 to Rockfish Tavern. He presided over a prominent group who resolved to locate the University of Virginia "in the salubrious climate of Charlottesville." In 1858, after eight years of ordeal, Claudius Crozet completed a railway tunnel beneath the gap, in use for 84 years.
HM NumberHM1CV7
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 688015 N 4211348
Decimal Degrees38.03035000, -78.85776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.821', W 78° 51.466'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 49.26" N, 78° 51' 27.96" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-62 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Afton VA 22920, US
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