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Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quarterpath Road

 
 
Quarterpath Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
1. Quarterpath Road Marker
Inscription. James Bray owned land nearby in Middle Plantation by the 1650s, and Quarterpath Road probably began as a horse path to one of Bray’s quarters or farm units. Over the years, the road was improved; it extended to Col. Lewis Burwell’s landing on the James River by the early eighteenth century. As Williamsburg grew, Quarterpath Road became one of the principal routes by which travelers and trade goods were brought into the colonial capital.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 42.)
 
Location. 37° 15.848′ N, 76° 40.707′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and Avon Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peninsula Campaign ( here, next to this marker); History of Fort Magruder ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Williamsburg ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Magruder’s Defenses
Marker on Pocahontas Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
2. Marker on Pocahontas Trail
( approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Williamsburg ( approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Quarterpath Road ( approx. half a mile away); Vineyard Tract ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Magruder ( approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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