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

The Carolina Road

 
 
The Carolina Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2006
1. The Carolina Road Marker
Inscription.  The Carolina Road, earlier an Indian hunting path, roughly approximating Route 15 at this point, derived its name from trade between Frederick, Maryland, and Georgia. Later the road was used by settlers emigrating to western lands. Because of notorious gangs of thieves besetting travelers the road was also known as Rogue's Road. Its most famous traveler was Lafayette who rode triumphantly by here on August 24, 1825, on his way to Oakhill, home of ex-president Monroe. Nearby Burnside, Waverly, Mill Park, Mt. Atlas, Evergreen, Snow Hill, and other plantations carved from the huge Carter Bull Run Tract were served by The Carolina Road.
 
Erected 1987 by Prince William County Historic Commission. (Marker Number 63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 38° 51.751′ 
Carolina Road Marker Pull-Off Area image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 16, 2006
2. Carolina Road Marker Pull-Off Area
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N, 77° 38.218′ W. Marker is near Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.6 miles south of Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling south. Near James Long Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haymarket VA 20169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simon Kenton’s Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Antioch Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hopewell Gap (approx. 2.6 miles away); Haymarket Post Office (approx. 3˝ miles away); Colonial Roads (approx. 3˝ miles away); Ambush at Ewell’s Chapel (approx. 3˝ miles away); Haymarket During the War (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Haymarket During the War (approx. 3˝ miles away); William Edward Ray, Sr. (approx. 3˝ miles away); Free People Of Color At Thoroughfare (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haymarket.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Loudoun County, Virginia: The Carolina Road - Today's Route 15. (Submitted on April 2, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of The Carolina Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 20, 2010
3. Wide view of The Carolina Road Marker
The new location of the Carolina Road Marker, after the widening and realignment of U.S. 15.
Modern view of the Carolina Road image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 13, 2013
4. Modern view of the Carolina Road
An abandoned stretch of the Carolina Road parallels US-15 in western Prince William County.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,330 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 20, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 20, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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