Near Ararat in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This road appears on maps dated as early as 1818, and was then known as the Old Sulphur Springs Road. As the road made its way to Mount Airy, it crossed present day Virginia route 773 and meandered across the fields to the left of Virginia route 773, and then rejoined the present day road a few hundred yards before it crossed the North Carolina state line. We do know that the old road crossed the state line at the same point as the present day road. It is thought that this old road was constructed along a portion of the eastern line of survey of David Bell's 2,816 acre patent obtained in 1753 which later became part of Elizabeth and Archibald Stuart's plantation called Laurel Hill.
David Alen & Jane Carter Vaughan of Lynchburg, VA
Aec Charles & Lucy Lee Carter Wilson of Martinsville, VA
In Memory of Dr. George Adcock Carter, Surgeon, C.S.A.
Erected 1999 by J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 36° 33.74′ N, 80° 33.16′ W. Marker is near Ararat, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker can be reached from Ararat Highway (Virginia Route 773). Located on the grounds of the Jeb Stuart Birthplace (Laurel Hill). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1091 Ararat Hwy, Ararat VA 24053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Lee" Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); "Stuart the Raider" (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurel Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); "Stuart the Scout" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Stuart the Commander" (about 300 feet away); "Stuart the Leader" (about 300 feet away); "Flora and Jeb" (about 300 feet away); The Stuart Graveyard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ararat.
Also see . . . Laurel Hill Teacher’s Guide (PDF). (Submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 7. submitted on November 22, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.