27 November 2008

History Pile-up on Route 33!

I've been telling everyone that you can't throw a rock here without hitting a historical marker of some kind, and this is a perfect example. The markers here tell passers-by that they are in the area where Captain John Smith was captured by a party of natives in 1607 and where General McClellan passed through during the Civil War while marching on Richmond. The road itself is as old as the Williamsburg Settlement and was used by a retreating General Cornwallis in 1781.

I found this neat web site where all of these markers can be searched by marker number!

History Pile-up
History Pile-up

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