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

Brook Road

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
1. Brook Road Marker
Inscription.  According to tradition, the Marquis de Lafayette marched his colonial troops from the north into Richmond on portions of present-day Brook Road late in April 1781. Established in 1812, the Brook Turnpike Company constructed a turnpike along this route from Richmond to Dabney Williamson's tavern in the vicinity of present-day Solomons Store in Henrico County. It was one of the earliest toll roads in Virginia and it improved the transport of goods between Richmond and the northern region of Virginia. Over time portions of Brook Road, now a part of U.S. Route 1, have shifted to its current local and configuration.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1781.
 
Location. 37° 36.673′ N, 77° 27.413′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook
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By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
2. Brook Road Markers
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Road (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles north of Brook Run Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campaign of 1781 (here, next to this marker); Richmond Defences (here, next to this marker); Outer Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Ride (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Fortifications (about 500 feet away); The Fort Under Attack (about 500 feet away); Gabriel’s Insurrection (about 500 feet away); Gabriel's Rebellion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Brook Road trace and toll house. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
3. Brook Road trace and toll house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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