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Three Notch'd Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 38° 01.799 W 078° 28.688
17S E 721340 N 4212143
Quick Description: Marker comemorating the location od a main colonial route
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2008 5:52:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM53BA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 30

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Location of the marker at the end of E Main Street

For 200 years, this was one of the main colonial routes in Virginia, running from Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley. This part in downtown Charlottesville is now a Pedestrian Mall.

This is what the former road looks like today

Text on the marker:
Also called Three Chopt Road, this colonial route ran from Richmond to the Shenandoah Valley. It likely took its name from three notches cut into trees to blaze the trail. A major east-west route across central Virginia from the 1730s, it was superseded by Route 250 in the 1930s. Part of Jack Jouett's famous ride and the Marquis de Lafayette's efforts to prevent Gen. Charles Cornwallis from obtaining munitions took place along this road. Today West Main Street and part of University Avenue approximate the Three Notch'd Road's original course through present-day Charlottesville.

Marker Number: Q 21

Marker Title: Three Notch'd Road

Marker Location: Charlottesville, East Main Street

County or Independent City: City of Charlottesville

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources

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