Charlottesville To Harrisburg
April 1, 2022
I have lost track as to which leg of the wanderabout I am starting out on. I know it feels good to get back on the road. By now I know what to expect and while I wouldn’t say I have a routine, there’s a comfort I have developed about being on the road.
Along Route 231 between Madison and Sperryville.
In the 1730s, Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1693–1781), the major landowner in the lower Shenandoah Valley through an inheritance from his mother Catherine Culpeper, Lady Fairfax, settled here and built his "Greenway Court" manor home. According to a tradition currently inscribed on a bronze plaque affixed to the post, then Col. George Washington set the original post to guide travelers to Lord Fairfax's residence. Greenway Court plantation was unusual in that Lord Fairfax was titled and residing in the colony. Ethnic German and Scots-Irish subsistence farmers, many of them recent immigrants, settled in the area, as well as the Meade, Randolph and Burwell families, which were among the First Families of Virginia. Although the original Anglican church for the community was at Old Chapel several miles away, by the late 19th century, Meade Memorial Church (Episcopal), a Methodist church and Masonic Lodge were all established near the intersection that gave the community its name.
In addition to Greenway Court, the Bethel Memorial Church, Farnley, Guilford, Lucky Hit, Meadea, The Tuleyries, and the White Post Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
An “unincorporated community” in Virginia.
Photos from Shepardstown, West Virginia.
Several pretty historic towns in Maryland and West Virginia.
I have a fondness for these highways that go coast to coast. I was surprised by how close US 40 and US 50 are at this point.
A covered bridge in Pennsylvania.
At the Flying J around 7 pm last night.