Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Q-1d.)
Location. 38° 1.548′ N, 78° 31.164′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Fontaine Avenue (Old U.S. 29) and Appletree Road, on the right when traveling east on Fontaine Avenue. It is just past the gas station on Fontaine Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Fontaine Avenue, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 'Burying' Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shadow Catcher (approx. 0.9 miles away); History Underfoot Fernando Símon Bolívar (approx. one mile away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. one mile away); Edgar Allan Poe (approx. one mile away); William Holding Echols (approx. one mile away); James Monroe’s First Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. Fontaine Avenue was the southern approach to the city on Route 29 before the Route 29 / Route 250 bypass was built. It was signed as Business Route 29 until recently. Virginia Q-series markers are devoted to towns and cities.
Also see . . . Charlottesville, A Brief Urban History. “The geographic and topographic conditions of a town profoundly influence its subsequent development. At the regional scale, Charlottesville's separation from a navigable river complicated communication and trade, limiting its development before the arrival of railroads in the mid-nineteenth century. At the more detailed scale of the town's plan, Charlottesville's urban growth encountered and accommodated a series of influential factors including ridge lines, ravines, small hills, water sources, etc. The hilly terrain in particular led to the development of several independent and nearly disconnected neighborhoods within close proximity to the downtown area.” (Submitted on June 29, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 4. submitted on October 16, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.