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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brook Road

 
 
Brook Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
1. Brook Road Marker
Inscription. According to tradition, the Marquis de Lafayette marched his colonial troops from the north into Richmond on portions of present-day Brook Road late in April 1781. Established in 1812, the Brook Turnpike Company constructed a turnpike along this route from Richmond to Dabney Williamson's tavern in the vicinity of present-day Solomons Store in Henrico County. It was one of the earliest toll roads in Virginia and it improved the transport of goods between Richmond and the northern region of Virginia. Over time portions of Brook Road, now a part of U.S. Route 1, have shifted to its current local and configuration.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 4.)
 
Location. 37° 36.673′ N, 77° 27.413′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook Road (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles north of Brook Run Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campaign of 1781 (here, next to this marker); Richmond Defences (here, next to this marker); Outer Fortifications (a few steps
Brook Road Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
2. Brook Road Markers
from this marker); Stuart's Ride (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Fortifications (about 500 feet away); The Fort Under Attack (about 500 feet away); Gabrielís Insurrection (about 500 feet away); Gabriel's Rebellion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Brook Road trace and toll house. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
3. Brook Road trace and toll house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. 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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