Virginia State Route 84

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State Route 84 marker

State Route 84
Mill Gap Road
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length 14.94 mi[1] (24.04 km)
Existed 1940 – present
Major junctions
West end WV 84 near Mill Gap
East end US 220 at Vanderpool
Location
Counties Highland
Highway system
SR 83I-85

State Route 84 (SR 84) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Mill Gap Road, the state highway runs 14.94 miles (24.04 km) from the West Virginia state line near Mill Gap, where the highway continues west as West Virginia Route 84 (WV 84), east to U.S. Route 220 (US 220) at Vanderpool.

Route description[edit]

View west from the east end of SR 84 at US 220 in Vanderpool

SR 84 begins at the top of Allegheny Mountain, which coincides with the Virginia – West Virginia state line and the Eastern Continental Divide. The highway continues west as WV 84, which descends the west side of the mountain to its terminus at WV 92 in Frost. The state highway passes through a pair of hairpin turns as it descends to Townsend Draft. At the draft's mouth at Back Creek, SR 84 turns north and follows Back Creek to Mill Gap, where the highway turns east and follows East Back Creek through its water gap between Little Mountain and Lantz Mountain. The state highway turns north and follows the valley through the hamlet of Mill Gap to Meadowdale. There, SR 84 turns east and follows the Jackson River through Vanderpool Gap between Monterey Mountain and Back Creek Mountain to its eastern terminus at US 220 (Jackson River Road) in the hamlet of Vanderpool south of the Highland County seat of Monterey.[1][2]

History[edit]

Until 1933, SR 84 was part of State Route 39. It became State Route 271 in the 1933 renumbering, and in the 1940 renumbering it was renumbered State Route 84 to match West Virginia Route 84.[3]

Although SR 39 was defined (as SR 9) in 1918,[4] its location west of Monterey was not finalized to follow the present SR 84 until 1923.[5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Highland County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 WV 84 west – FrostWest Virginia state line
Vanderpool14.9424.04 US 220 (Jackson River Road) – Monterey, Warm Springs
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-10-19). "Virginia State Route 84" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ State Highway Commission of Virginia (October 10, 1940). Minutes of Meeting (PDF) (Report). Richmond, VA: Commonwealth of Virginia. , page 13
  4. ^ "An Act to establish "The State Highway System"". Act No. 10 of 1918. 
  5. ^ State Highway Commission of Virginia (August 29–30, 1923). Minutes of Meeting (PDF) (Report). Palmyra and Monterey, VA: Commonwealth of Virginia. p. 195. On the morning of the 30th, the Commission proceeded to Monterey in Highland County where a public hearing was given for the establishment of the Route between Monterey and the West Va. Line. The two routes under consideration were, one by Hightown to the top of the Mountain and the other in the direction of Frost. 
  6. ^ State Highway Commission of Virginia (October 23–25, 1923). Minutes of Meeting (PDF) (Report). Lancaster, Richmond, and Courtland, VA: Commonwealth of Virginia. p. 207. Moved by Mr. Sanders, seconded by Mr. Truxtun, that the location of Route No. 39 from Monterey to the West Virginia Line be from Monterey down the valley of Jackson River to Vanderpool Gap, thence through Vanderpool Gap to the valley of the east branch of Back Creek, thence down the east branch of Back Creek to Mill Gap, thence through Mill Gap to Back Creek valley, thence down Back Creek valley to Warwick Run, thence up the valley of Warwick Run to the West Va. Line near Frost. Motion carried. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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