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Leon in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kirtley's Road

 
 
Kirtley Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 14, 2008
1. Kirtley Road Marker
Inscription.  Established by Virginia’s first road act of 1632 by the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, this road is named for Francis Kirtley, appointed in 1731 to oversee its upkeep and repair. This gravel road bed between Historic James City and Prince Michel Vineyards is the last remaining unpaved portion of this colonial route still owned and maintained by VDOT.
 
Erected 2000 by James City Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 38° 26.282′ N, 78° 8.466′ W. Marker is in Leon, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on Kirtley Road (County Route 631) 0.1 miles west of James City Road (Route 621), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leon VA 22725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of James City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engagement at James City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison County / Culpeper County (approx. 0.6 miles away); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry
Kirtley Road image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 14, 2008
2. Kirtley Road
(approx. 4˝ miles away); Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4˝ miles away); Hand-to-Hand Fighting (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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