Thoroughfare Gap (Bull Run Mountain)

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Thoroughfare Gap
Thoroughfare Gap is located in Virginia
Thoroughfare Gap
Location of the Gap in Virginia
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)[1]
Traversed by

Virginia 55.svg Virginia Route 55

I-66.svg Interstate 66
Location Fauquier / Prince William counties, Virginia, United States
Range Bull Run Mountains Blue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates 38°49′28″N 77°42′57″W / 38.824559°N 77.7158261°W / 38.824559; -77.7158261Coordinates: 38°49′28″N 77°42′57″W / 38.824559°N 77.7158261°W / 38.824559; -77.7158261

Thoroughfare Gap is a water gap in the Bull Run Mountains created by Broad Run between High Point Mountain to the north and Bisquit Mountain to the south. It is located on the border of Prince William and Fauquier counties in Virginia.

True to its name, the small gap is traversed by Interstate 66, Virginia State Route 55 and the Manassas Gap Railroad.

The ruins of historic Beverley Mill are located at the gap.

The gap was the site of the 1862 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap during the American Civil War. The Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[2]