Fincastle Turnpike

Fincastle Turnpike
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Crab Orchard Museum
Thousands of years before pioneers of European origin settled the ... read more

Militia Forts
After the Pleasant Point Campaign of 1774, Lord Dunmore ordered local ... read more

Historic Fincastle
Fincastle was one of the first communites in the sprawling area ... read more

Fincastle Turnpike

In 1834 the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to develop a route known as the "Fincastle Turnpike", or "Cumberland Gap Turnpike", from the Wilderness Road at Fincastle to Cumberland Gap. This was to be a toll road maintained by each county. The 248 miles of the road was completed around 1841. Militia forts dotted the road as it traversed the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Russell and then rejoined the Wilderness Road in Scott and Lee Counties.


Additional Sites

Historical Sites of the Fincastle Turnpike