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Fun Fact #13

The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.

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Driving Historic Route 1 through Virginia is like watching America's story unfold before your eyes.

  • 3rd Street Diner

    218 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA, 23219
    Phone: (804) 788-4750

  • 821 Bakery Café

    825 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
    Phone: (804) 649-1042

  • Africanne on Main

    200 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA, 23219
    Phone: (804) 343-1233

  • Aladdin Express Restaurant

    801 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
    Phone: (804) 359-8500

  • Alexander's

    101 W. Bank Street (Old Towne), Petersburg, VA, 23803
    Phone: (804) 733-7134

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