History of Three Chopt Road

Waldo discoveredThe Route of the Three Notch’d Road: A Preliminary Report.” (pdf)

Probably originally an Indian and game trail, various sections of which were gradually improved to the status of roads during the 1730’s as the settlers moved into the upper Piedmont. Known first as the Mountain Road, or Mountain Ridge Road, it derived its name Three Notchíd Road from a system of marks it had received by 1742 or 1743. As early as 1737 it possessed milestones or numbered trees running from west to east along its route as an aid to travellers.

For those of you unfamiliar, “Three Notch’d Road” runs right through Crozet.

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