Crozet in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmark Commission. (Marker Number W-170.)
Location. 38° 4.173′ N, 78° 42.042′ W. Marker is in Crozet, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is at the intersection of Crozet Avenue (Virginia Route 240) and The Square (Local Route 1217), on the left when traveling south on Crozet Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crozet VA 22932, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jackson’s Valley Campaign (approx. 2.9 miles away); Miller School (approx. 4 miles Mirador (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Jackson's Valley Campaign (approx. 5.2 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 5.3 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mirador (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Regarding Crozet. The Commonwealth of Virginia built the railroad line that created Crozet, punching through the Blue Ridge mountains with a 0.8 mile (1.3 kilometer) tunnel in 1858. The Virginia Central Railroad was waiting east and west of the Blue Ridge to connect to and take over the state’s undertaking, connecting Richmond with the lower Shenandoah Valley. After the Civil War, the Chesapeake and Ohio built further east and west to tap the coal reserves of West Virginia, and deliver it east to the ports of Newport News and the coal piers on Hampton Roads on the Chesapeake Bay. To the west it reached Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Chicago. CSX owns this line now, and a number of other east-west parallel lines. Westbound coal empties, local freight, and Amtrak’s Cardinal long distance passenger train between Washington and Chicago via Charlottesville use these
Also see . . . Crozet, Virginia. Link is a commercial site with information about Crozet, Virginia. Included is history of the town, its namesake, and the railroads for which the town was established. (Submitted on October 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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