“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Aden in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Colonial Road

Colonial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
1. Colonial Road Marker
Inscription.  The road bed here follows the south branch of the Dumfries Road, in use before 1740, which crossed Cedar Run at Tacquet’s Ford. This route connected the Port of Dumfries with Red Store, now known as Warrenton, and interior settlements beyond. Dower House was built about 1775 on Effingham Plantation. The main house, built later by Col. William Alexander, great grandson of John Alexander, for whom the city of Alexandria is named stands a short distance to the south.
Erected 1985 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 33.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
Location. 38° 38.361′ N, 77° 29.127′ W. Marker is in Aden, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Aden Road (County Route 646) and Leeta Cornus Lane, on
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the left when traveling east on Aden Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nokesville VA 20181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Run Court House Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Effingham (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Effingham (approx. 2 miles away); Home of the "Boy Major" (approx. 2½ miles away); Quantico Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of C.C.C. Camp P-71, “Camp Recovery” (approx. 2.8 miles away); Green Level Plantation (approx. 3 miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aden.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Colonial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
2. Colonial Road Marker
Picture taken from the street sign at the corner of Aden Road and Leeta Cornus Lane, looking west along Aden Road.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,501 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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