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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rolling Roads

 
 
Rolling Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2007
1. Rolling Roads Marker
Inscription. Site believed near intersection of two indian trails, later used by colonial horsemen and wagons. Tobacco growers improved the routes for delivering this valuable crop which was about ½ of all colonial exports. Draft animals pulled large rolling cylindric casks or hogsheads along the original courses of Alexandria-Leesburg and Little Falls Roads. 1730 law established dockside warehouses & inspectors. They set the quantity and quality of tobacco casks and issued notes to farmers. Notes were legal tender, forming the foundation of Virginia economy.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.859′ N, 77° 10.396′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Annandale Road and Washington Street (U.S. 29+), on the right when traveling south on Annandale Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Falls Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Falls Church (about 300 feet away); a different
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2007
2. Back of Marker
marker also named The Falls Church (about 400 feet away); New York Memorial Stone at Falls Church (about 400 feet away); James Wren (about 500 feet away); Henry Fairfax (about 500 feet away); To the Glory of God and in Honor of George Washington (about 500 feet away); Town Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Falls Church.
 
More about this marker. The back side of the marker displays a drawing showing the rolling of a hogshead cask.
 
Also see . . .
1. Economic Aspects of Tobacco during the Colonial Period - 1612-1776. (Submitted on December 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Tobacco: The Early History of a New World Crop. A National Park Service article. (Submitted on December 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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The Rolling Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2007
3. The Rolling Roads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,695 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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