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Brook Road E-4 | Marker History

Brook Road Marker, E-4

According to tradition, the Marquis de Lafayette marched his colonial troops from the north into Richmond on portions of present-day Brook Road late in April 1781. Established in 1812, the Brook Turnpike Company constructed a turnpike along this route from Richmond to Dabney Williamson's tavern in the vicinity of present-day Solomons Store in Henrico County. It was one of the earliest toll roads in Virginia and it improved the transport of goods between Richmond and the northern region of Virginia. Over time portions of Brook Road, now a part of U.S. Route 1, have shifted to its current local and configuration.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Original Marker Replaced under Replacement Marker Program using Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Funds. A Federal program enacted into law in 1998.
Date Approved by DHR: 03/19/04
Year On Marker: 2004
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Richmond, VA 23227. Located on Brook Road (Hwy 1), 0.5 miles north of the intersection of Brook Road (Hwy 1) and I-95. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Brook Road (Hwy 1).
GPS Location: 37.6112093840,-77.4568862030
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