A Colonial Ford

A Colonial Ford (HM9LY)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24014
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.279', W 79° 57.006'

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The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the backcountry of the Carolinas crossed the Roanoke River here at Tosh's Ford, named for Thomas Tosh, in the eighteenth century. Nearby stood Daniel Evans's mill, another landmark on the road. A group of Moravians, among the many thousands of settlers who passed this way, crossed the ford at dawn on 2 Nov. 1783 en route from Bethlehem, Pa., to Bethabara, N.C. One wrote in his diary of the ford's "slippery stones" and reported that "a quarter of a mile beyond we came to Even's mill." Mill Mountain is named for Evans's mill.
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HM NumberHM9LY
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Marker NumberK-116
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593104 N 4123638
Decimal Degrees37.25465000, -79.95010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.279', W 79° 57.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 16.74" N, 79° 57' 0.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1926 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke VA 24014, US
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