Braddock Road (Alexandria, Virginia)

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Braddock Road where it passes under the Washington Metro tracks

Braddock Road in the City of Alexandria runs northwestward from West Street near the Braddock Road Metro station to the Alexandria campus of the Northern Virginia Community College, just beyond Beauregard Street. About 2 miles (3.2 km) west, unconnected, another Braddock Road (SR 620) begins in Fairfax County at Columbia Pike near Lake Barcroft.

History[edit]

Braddock Road was originally composed of paths established by the Native American inhabitants of Northern Virginia. Later, British colonialists and Virginian governments developed and improved the paths into what became known as "Braddock's Road."

Colonial and revolutionary era[edit]

Civil War[edit]

During the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate troops traversed Braddock Road during various battles in Fairfax County and other parts of Northern Virginia.

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