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Crozet W-170 | Marker History

Crozet Marker, W-170

The town grew around a rail stop established on Wayland's farm in 1876. It was named for Col. B. Claudius Crozet, (1789-1864)--Napoleonic army officer, and the state's engineer and cartographer. He built this pioneer railway through the Blue Ridge. The 4273' tunnel through the rock-solid mountain below Rockfish Gap carried traffic from 1858-1944. His talents were tested in solving safety, drainage and ventilation problems posed by the construction of this tunnel.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1976
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: 1220 Crozet Ave Crozet, VA 22932. 200 feet south of the intersection fo Crozet Avenue and Three Notch Road (Rt. 240).
GPS Location: 38.069565,-78.700643
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