Blue Ridge Turnpike

Blue Ridge Turnpike (HM1Z73)

Location: Madison, VA 22727 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 27.644', W 78° 18.209'

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The Blue Ridge Turnpike, completed in 1853, passed near here on its 56-mile route from the vicinity of New Market to the railhead in Gordonsville. Crossing the mountains at Fishers Gap, the road linked the Shenandoah Valley to markets in the east. The Blue Ridge Turnpike Company financed the $176,000 project by selling shares of stock to individuals and to the Commonwealth of Virginia. After the road sustained heavy damage during the Civil War, the company abandoned it. Counties along the route took over maintenance about 1870. Traces of the original alignment exist along State Routes 231 and 670 and within Shenandoah National Park.
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HM NumberHM1Z73
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 735277 N 4260381
Decimal Degrees38.46073333, -78.30348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.644', W 78° 18.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 38.64" N, 78° 18' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1120 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Madison VA 22727, US
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