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Property Name Ashland UDC Jefferson Davis Highway Marker
Reference Number 13000642
State Virginia
County Hanover
Town Glen Allen
Street Address Intersection of Cedar Lane/Rt 623 and Washington Hwy (Jefferson Davis Hwy)
Multiple Property Submission Name UDC Commemorative Highway Markers along the Jefferson Davis Highway in Virginia
Status Listed 8/27/2013
Areas of Significance TRANSPORTATION, SOCIAL HISTORY
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000642.pdf
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The Ashland Jefferson Davis Highway Marker is being nominated for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under the Multiple Property Documentation Form, UDC Commemorative Highway Markers a lon g the Jeffer on Davis Highway ln Virginia. The markers included in the MPD meet Criterion A in the areas of Transportation and Social History and are significant at the statewide level because they are associated with the period of named highways in U.S. history beginning in 1913 and because they represent a significant achievement for a women's organization. The period of significance is 1927, the year the marker was erected. As a commemorative resource, the Ashland Marker meets Criteria Consideration F. The marker is primarily commemorative, yet it possesses symbolic value and its own historical significance as part of this early attempt to mark a cross-country highway as a memorial to the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.

 

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