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  Virginia Roads - Colonial Parkway
Colonial Parkway is part of a linear national park between Jamestown and Yorktown, via Williamsburg.
Part of the design stipulation for the Parkway was having all structures fit with the environment, somewhat like the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, which pretty much translates to brick and stone.
The tunnel is underneath the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, captured here facing NB from the end of VA 132Y (a short parking lot connector running to VA 132).
web.mit.edu /smalpert/www/roads/va/colonial   (263 words)

  Colonial Parkway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colonial Parkway is a scenic 23-mile (37 km) parkway linking the 3 popular attractions of Virginia's Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.
The middle point of the Parkway is Williamsburg, where the capital of the colony was moved from Jamestown in 1699.
The Colonial Parkway is one of the last roads, if not the last, in the United States to appear to have a center suicide lane for passing by cars traveling in either direction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonial_Parkway   (1768 words)

 National Park Service: Highways in Harmony (Colonial Parkway)
Colonial Parkway is a meticulously crafted landscape that integrates the region's natural and cultural resources into a memorial roadway of the American colonial experience.
Authorized in 1930, Colonial National Historical Park is a 10,221-acre unit of the NPS located between the James and York rivers in Virginia.
Central to the original legislation which created Colonial NHP was a plan for a scenic highway to link the sites into a "single coherent reservation." Free of any "modern" commercial development, the parkway was designed to provide continuity to the visitor experience of motoring through nearly 400 years of American colonial history.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hih/colonial/colonial1.htm   (234 words)

 Colonial Parkway: Jamestown to Williamsburg to Yorktown | Virginia Scenic Byways
Colonial Parkway: Jamestown to Williamsburg to Yorktown
Preview: Colonial Parkway connects the two sections of Colonial National Historical Park: Jamestown, in 1609 the first English settlement in America; and Yorktown, a colonial town and scene of the last skirmish of the Revolutionary War.
The parkway itself is a 23-mile, two-lane highway and can be easily driven in less than an hour; nearby are many historical and other attractions that may induce you to linger longer.
www.trails.com /tcatalog_trail.asp?TrailID=XFA130-015   (237 words)

Linked by the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown were important stops on our nation’s journey from the first English settlement to the final battle that secured liberty and independence for the citizens of the new nation.
Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile scenic roadway stretching from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown, connecting Virginia’s historic triangle –; Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown and operated and maintained by the National Park Service.
Colonial Williamsburg has done so much over the years to remind visitors from around the world of Virginia's vital role in the formation of a nation.
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com /visit/recreation/historicVenues   (932 words)

 Colonial National Historical Park - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
COLONIAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK [Colonial National Historical Park] 9,350 acres (3,785 hectares), SE Va., mainly on the peninsula between the York and James rivers; created 1930 as Colonial National Monument, renamed 1936.
The park embraces a historic region that includes Yorktown, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Cape Henry (added 1939; see Henry, Cape); the Colonial Parkway, part of the park, links the three old towns.
York roadway down to 1 lane; speed limit dropped to 25 mph: Repairs to a section of Colonial National Historical Parkway's shoreline are expected this fall.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-colonialn1h1p1.html   (311 words)

 Travel the Historic Triangle Via the Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Following the parkway concept of Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, designers of New York City's Central Park, the planners of the Colonial Parkway used a model of a limited access highway with broad sweeping curves, set in a meticulously landscaped right-of-way devoid of commercial development.
Since the Parkway is intended primarily for sightseeing, and only secondarily as a through route to the historic points, there are many pull-offs (although several of the larger ones in the middle section of the Parkway have been closed for security reasons).
The Colonial Parkway is one of the last roads, if not the last, in the United States to appear to have a center suicide lane for passing by cars traveling in either direction.
www.fifeanddruminn.com /Colonial-Parkway.shtml   (1819 words)

 Colonial Parkway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Colonial Parkway is a meticulously crafted landscape that integrate's the region's natural and cultural resources into a memorial roadway of the American colonial experience.
Authorized in 1930, Colonial National Historical Park is a 10,221-acre unit of the NPS located between the James and York rivers in Virginia.
Parkway design began in the spring of 1931 with the creation of the Eastern Division of the Branch of Plans and Designs under Peterson's direction.
www.nps.gov /colo/Colonial_Parkway/ColPkway.htm   (1170 words)

The Colonial Parkway is a twenty-three mile scenic roadway stretching from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown.
The Parkway's construction presented the National Park Service with a unique challenge: build a thoroughfare unifying culturally distinct sites crossing several pristine natural environments while still maintaining the NPS' prime directive "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same.
Additional information on the construction of the Colonial Parkway can be found on our expanded Parkway pages.
www.nps.gov /colo/Jamestwn/parkway.htm   (280 words)

 Colonial Parkway - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Colonial Parkway is 23-mile journey through 167 years of the English colonial experience in America.
The Parkway culminates at Yorktown, where English colonial America ground to a halt with the defeat of the British army in 1781, securing independence for the United States of America.
At the Yorktown Victory Center, the American Revolution is chronicled from the beginnings of colonial unrest in the mid-18th century to the formation of a new nation through timelines, indoor exhibits, an engaging film, and outdoor living history areas.
www.byways.org /browse/byways/60441/overview.html   (762 words)

 Colonial Parkway Killer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colonial Parkway Killer is a label assigned to an apparent serial killer believed to have murdered at least eight people along Virginia's Colonial Parkway or nearby between 1986 and 1989.
On October 12, 1986, their bodies were found inside their car, which had been pushed down an embankment on the parkway near an area of the parkway that was popular with gay couples.
In 1996, the unsolved case of the Colonial Parkway Killer was presented on national television on the program "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol", a TV series which aired from 1993-1999.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonial_Parkway_Killer   (489 words)

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He called the parkway a giant work of art he was "painting with a comet's tail." In this popular telling, Abbott conceived a ribbon of roadway, and work crews laid it gently on the land.
The Blue Ridge Parkway was a singular project made possible by peculiar political, social and economic conditions unlikely to occur again.
While mountain folk suffering through the Depression certainly benefited from the work they got building the parkway, their welfare was not foremost in the minds of most parkway boosters.
www.roanoke.com /roatimes/special_sections/parkway/parkway1.html   (1561 words)

 Colonial Williamsburg -- Planning Your Stay
Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area reflects life from 1750 to 1780 - on the eve of the American Revolution - when the capital city of the Virginia colony was part of the British Empire.
Duke of Gloucester Street, the mile-long "main street," bisects the Historic Area; tunneling underneath it is the Colonial Parkway, the scenic road that links Colonial Williamsburg to nearby Jamestown and Yorktown.
Registered guests at Colonial Willamsburg Resort Hotels can enjoy admission for the length of their stay plus one additional day for $30 per adult and $18 for youth while staying within a short walk of the Historic Area.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/cw/aag/planning.html   (698 words)

 Countdown to Williamsburg
It would become the Colonial National Park and "physically link three sites that were bound together in history in Dr. Goodwin's estimation since 'Williamsburg is the continuation of Jamestown and Yorktown is the vindication of Williamsburg' " (from Colonial Williamsburg by Philip Kopper, pp191).
At the easternmost point of the Colonial National Parkway is the Yorktown Victory Monument (shown at the right), authorized in 1781 to commemorate Cornwallis' surrender it was not actually begun until 1881.
Colonial National Park exists side by side with Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center operated by the State of Virginia, the "Old Dominion" herself.
www.armoryhill.com /countdown02.html   (1459 words)

 Colonial Estates, Cordova, TN
The variety of "Home-like" Apartment arrangements and designs at Colonial Estates allows great flexibility in the selection of living accommodations that are just right for the mature audience.
Colonial Estates is cheerful, attractive, and totally equipped with the most modern conveniences.
Colonial Estates is about four blocks from I-40, and about three blocks from US 64, providing easy access to any location in Shelby County.
www.realpagessites.com /colonialestates/frame.html   (338 words)

 Colonial National Historical Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The park includes the Colonial Parkway, a scenic 23-mile parkway linking the 3 points of Virginia's Historic Triangle: Jamestown and Yorktown and running through the historic district of Colonial Williamsburg.
The Colonial Parkway is located in James City County, York County, and the independent city of Williamsburg.
Berkeley, who held the colonial governorship during the longest periods of any individual, used his plantation as an experimental farm to attempt to develop sources of income for the colony other than cultivated tobacco and traded furs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonial_National_Historical_Park   (630 words)

 Colonial National Historical Park - Colonial National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
It began on the swampy marshes of Jamestown in 1607.
It was one hundred and seventy-four years of hope, frustration, adventure, discovery, growth, and development that saw a lonely settlement of 104 men and boys grow into a nation of 13 colonies of 3 million people, of many races and many beliefs.
It was the first seat of English government in Virginia, the place where the first representative government met in 1619 and the first recorded arrival of Africans to English America.
www.nps.gov /colo   (427 words)

 National Park Service: Highways in Harmony (Colonial Parkway)
Over three miles of the parkway was constructed on dredged material which requires constant maintenance (on the Jamestown portion) to repair damage caused by settling.
To create the "colonial atmosphere" thought necessary for visitor experience, culvert headwalls and parkway underpasses were clad in antiqued "Virginia-style" brick laid in English and Flemish bonds.
A labor intensive process of brooming and acid washing was used to expose the aggregate in the pavement to simulate the shell and marl roads of colonial Yorktown.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hih/colonial/colonial7.htm   (451 words)

 National Park Service: Highways in Harmony (Colonial Parkway)
to restore the colonial capital at the urging of Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin.
Parkway closed through Navy lands due to W. Parkway opened from Yorktown to Jamestown in April for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
Master Plan for the park recognizes the increasing urbanization of the region and the resulting impacts upon the park and parkway.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hih/colonial/colonial6.htm   (252 words)

 AAA Go Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Colonial Parkway: Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown create a historic triangle to bring history to life for visitors.
Colonial Williamsburg, further on the route, is the restored 18th century capital of Virginia and is the nation’s largest outdoor living history museum.
The final leg of the trop is Yorktown, which represents the end of the English Colonial Period and boasts Revolutionary-era homes.
www.aaacarolinas.com /Newsroom/Magazine/JanFeb06/JanFeb06_virginia.htm   (411 words)

 Recreation.gov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781.
Colonial NHP also includes Green Spring, the 17th century plantation home of Virginia's colonial governor, Sir William Berkeley, and the Cape Henry Memorial, which marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in April of 1607.
Colonial NHP has a variety of natural resources including extensive wetlands, forest, fields, shorelines and streams, as well as rare, threatened and endangered plants and animals.
www.recreation.gov /detail.cfm?ID=(2642)   (302 words)

 Directions--Historic Jamestowne
The Colonial Parkway leads directly to the National Park Service Entrance Station at Historic Jamestowne.
Take the Colonial Parkway from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor's Center to Jamestown (approximately 9 miles).
The Colonial Parkway is straight ahead, approximately 1/4 mile.
www.historicjamestowne.org /visit/directions.php   (112 words)

 National Scenic Byways in Virginia: Virginia Is For Lovers
The 23-mile Colonial Parkway connects Virginia's Historic Triangle —; Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown —; which is commemorating two historical events:
Free of commercial development, The Colonial Parkway is designed to provide the experience of motoring through nearly 400 years of American colonial history.
The parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in elevation.
www.virginia.org /site/features.asp?FeatureID=257   (819 words)

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