Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fall Hill Road
Fall Hill also refers to this prominence (210 feet in elevation) upon which Francis Thornton V constructed a handsome brick home. The historic driveway is across the ravine in front of you, its surface covered in oyster shells, which functioned as gravel. Fall Hill Road crossed the uplands for approximately two miles before dropping toward the Rappahannock River, where the first river crossing above Fredericksburg was located at Banks' Ford.
There are two maps pictured on the marker. The map on the left is captioned, "The Colonial era roads are still in use, upgraded to modern standards and crossing a new barrier - Interstate-95."
The map on the right is captioned, "This 1867 map was prepared by U.S. Army topographical engineers and shows the roads that connected Fredericksburg with points west. A portion of the historic Fall Hill roadbed is still evident in the woods, 300
Location. 38° 18.939′ N, 77° 29.391′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Fall Hill Avenue just west of Forrest Village Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tactical Terrain (here, next to this marker); A Once Promising Canal Becomes a Raceway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Defenses in December 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate and Federal Defenses in May 1863 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rappahannock River Heritage Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Embrey Dam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Falls of the Rappahannock River (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rappahannock River Runs Free Once More (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. According to a note in the bottom right of the marker, the panel was designed by Jackson Foster, The I.D.Entity®.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.