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

Three-Chopt Road

 
 
Three-Chopt Road D.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
1. Three-Chopt Road D.A.R. Marker
Inscription. This boulder marks the
beginning of the Three-Chopt Road

The British Legion under Command of Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton, passed over this road in June, 1781, when returning from the raid upon Charlottesville. Along the intersecting River Road, Earl Cornwallis led his force from the Point of Fork. The two forces united in the vicinity of this site, and entered Richmond. On June 20, 1781, Cornwallis evacuated Richmond, and marched toward Williamsburg.

An old road is the soul of the past

Erected by the County supervisors
at the request of Commonwealth Chapter, D.A.R.
November 1916
 
Erected 1916 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 34.167′ N, 77° 31.373′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Three Chopt Road and River Road, on the left when traveling north on Three Chopt Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richmond Defences (within shouting distance of this
Three Chopt Road & River Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. Three Chopt Road & River Road
marker); Wilton (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wilton (approx. half a mile away); Ampthill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Windsor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Granite and History (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pony Pasture Rapids (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mary-Cooke Branch Munford (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council. The Route of the Three Notch’d Road: A Preliminary Report (pdf file)
"Known first as the Mountain Road, or Mountain Ridge Road, it derived its name Three Notch'd Road from a system of marks it had received by 1742 or 1743." (Submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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