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Ashland in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ashland

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
1. Ashland Marker
Inscription.  In 1838, the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad bought 462 acres bordering its tracks twelve miles north of Richmond in Hanover County. The company created a small summer retreat and passenger rest stop there. In 1858, the area was incorporated as the town of Ashland, the name of the Kentucky home of Hanover native son Henry Clay. During the Civil War, Union cavalry attacked the railroad here three times: on 3 May 1863 under Maj. Gen. George Stoneman, on 1 March 1864 under Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick, and on 11 May 1864 under Brig. Gen. Henry E. Davies, Jr.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 45.64′ N, 77° 28.285′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Washington Highway (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles
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By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
2. Marker along Route 1
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north of England Street (Virginia Route 54). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry at Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph-Macon College (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. ¼ mile away); School Transportation (approx. half a mile away); The Blanton House (approx. half a mile away); Rev. Alexander G. Brown D.D. (approx. half a mile away); Blackwell House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
Ashland Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
3. Ashland Railroad Station
Businesses along railroad tracks image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, August 4, 2007
4. Businesses along railroad tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,457 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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