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

Potomac Path

 
 
Potomac Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 16, 2008
1. Potomac Path Marker
Inscription.  The Potomac Path, or King’s Highway, was a major transportation route linking the northern and southern colonies in colonial America. Following an ancient Indian trail, the road assumed great importance for overland travel between the colonies and in the early days of the Republic. Washington and Rochambeau traveled this route to Yorktown in 1781 as did the French Army on its return the following year.
 
Erected by Fortuna Center Plaza Merchants.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 38° 35.758′ N, 77° 20.039′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Fortuna Center Plaza near Dumfries Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4424 Fortuna Center Plaza, Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams Ordinary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weems Botts Museum (about 500 feet away); Rippon Lodge (about 500 feet away); Troop Movements and Camp (approx. half a mile away); “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexander Henderson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Little Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This link will take you to a Potomac Path Marker that also has links to other markers along the Potomac Path.
 
Potomac Path Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 16, 2008
2. Potomac Path Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,664 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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