Published on February 23, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign that describes the role of the Turnpike during the war, especially at this “choke point” of the Valley.

First a path used by Native Americans, then a wagon road, the Valley Turnpike was by the time of the Civil War a hard surfaced commercial roadway.  As major roads and thoroughfares often dictated where battles were fought during the war, the Valley Turnpike was no exception.

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At the intersection of Old Valley Pike and Battlefield Rd.
Battlefield Rd.
Fisher’s Hill, VA 22626