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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mountain Road

 
 
Mountain Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Mountain Road Marker
Inscription. Mountain Road was originally an Indian trail. It became the main thoroughfare from Richmond to Charlottesville in the 1700s. During the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette traveled this road on his march to Yorktown. Thomas Jefferson used it on his trips to Richmond and Williamsburg. During the Civil War, on 11 May 1864, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan encountered Confederate skirmishers as his men destroyed the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad tracks here at Glen Allen. Sheridan and Brig. Gen. George A. Custer then rode south into the Battle of Yellow Tavern.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA 5.)
 
Location. 37° 40.008′ N, 77° 30.477′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Mountain Road 0.1 miles west of John Cussons Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Glen Allen Masonic Temple. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3024 Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Allen Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Allen (about 500 feet away);
Mountain Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Mountain Road Marker
John Cussons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Lodge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Lodge Belvedere (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glen Allen School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walkerton (approx. half a mile away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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