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

Old Telegraph Road

 
 
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By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
1. Old Telegraph Road Marker
Inscription. Just to the east is the original route of an ancient trail used to lay the first telegraph wire from Washington to New Orleans in 1847. During the Civil War it became a strategic military objective. It was first used by Confederate forces supporting their blockade of the Potomac River. Later, it was used by Union occupational troops.
 
Erected 1986 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.447′ N, 77° 17.509′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Potomac Mills Circle and New Bidderford Road, on the left when traveling north on Potomac Mills Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22192, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Graysonís Grave (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Spence and William Grayson (approx. one mile away); Spence and William Grayson (approx. one mile away); Old Bethel High School
Old Telegraph Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
2. Old Telegraph Road Marker
Behind the marker is one of at least two cemeteries on land housing Potomac Mills.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Bethel Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Freedom High School Sundial Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Russell House and Store (approx. 1.4 miles away); Potomac Path (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
More about this marker. Marker used to be located at the main entrance to Potomac Mills Mall.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,785 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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