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Near Bristow in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Road to the Valley

 
 
Road to the Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
1. Road to the Valley Marker
Inscription. By the first quarter of the 1700s, revisions to the road laws in the colony mandated more convenient travel routes over land. In conjunction with new settlement pushing west through the Piedmont region to the Blue Ridge, a series of old Indian trails and new roadways slowly became interconnected and developed into a regional transportation system. Construction began about 1731, and by 1759 this road extended northwest through Prince William County from Dumfries and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains via Ashby's Gap. Portions of this early route underlie sections of present-day Route 234 (Dumfries Road) and Route 619.
 
Erected 2005 by the Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-54.)
 
Location. 38° 43.678′ N, 77° 32.472′ W. Marker is near Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (Local Route 619) 0.4 miles east of Nokesville Road (Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow VA 20136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Bristoe Station (here, next to this marker); Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park
Two Markers on Bristow Road image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
2. Two Markers on Bristow Road
Markers are about half a mile west of the Bristow railroad crossing.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemeteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bristow.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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