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Old Telegraph Line E-62 | Marker History

Old Telegraph Line Marker, E-62

One of the first telegraph lines in the world, a part of the Washington-New Orleans Telegraph Company, was built from Washington to Petersburg in 1847. From this the road took its name.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1929
Region: Northern Virginia Region
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Lorton, VA 22079. Located on Richmond Hwy (Hwy 1), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of Richmond Hwy (Hwy 1) and Telegraph Road (Rt. 611). Marker is on the left when traveling west on Richmond Hwy (Hwy 1).
GPS Location: 38.709097,-77.193283
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