James Bray owned land nearby in Middle Plantation by the 1650s, and Quarterpath Road probably began as a horse path to one of Bray's quarters or farm units. Over the years, the road was improved; it extended to Col. Lewis Burwell's landing on the James River by the early eighteenth century. As Williamsburg grew, Quarterpath Road became one of the principal routes by which travelers and trade goods were brought into the colonial capital.
Geographic Location: James City County
Physical Description of Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185. Located on Pocahontas Trail (Hwy 60), 0.75 miles south of the junction of Pocahontas Trail (Hwy 60) and Francis Street East. Marker is on the right when traveling south on Pocahontas Trail (Hwy 60).
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