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Virginia 47 (Craftons Gate Highway) northbound after the intersection with U.S. 15 & 360 (Kings Highway). The state route ends in 30 miles at Pamplin. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia Secondary 713 (Deuprees Store Road) leads west from Virginia 47 to SSR 606 parallel to U.S. 15 south & 360 west. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 710 meanders east along Oak Hill Road from Virginia 47 (Craftons Gate Highway) to U.S. 15 & 360 south of Wallaces Store. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Northbound Virginia 47 at SSR 788 (Cary's Shop Road), a short residential spur. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia Secondary 612 (Sunny Side Road) ventures west from Virginia 47 to Saxe. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Curving toward the crossing over Horsepen Creek along Virginia 47 (Craftons Gate Highway) north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia Secondary 613 follow Algerene Road east to SSR 623 west of Wallaces Store. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 613 west leaves Virginia 47 nearby for Country Road and SSR 612. Photo taken 12/21/08.
W.P.A. Road (SSR 692) provides a connection between Virginia 47 and SSR 623 (Point Stevens Road) southeast of Drakes Branch. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 740 constitutes a short loop along Old Forty Seven Road, an older alignment of Virginia 47. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Entering the city limits of Drakes Branch. The municipal boundaries form a square areound the village center. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia Secondary 623 follows Mill Street west from Point Stevens Road to end at Virginia 47 (Drakes Main Street). Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 (Drakes Main Street) spans Twittys Creek between Mill Street and Depot Street (SSR 1213). SSR 619 follows and travels Proctor Street west from town en route to Chandlers Forks. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Just about every side street in Drakes Branch receives an SSR shield or placard. Pictured here is Virginia 47 north at Dunlop Street (SSR 1210). Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 1204 follows Isabella Street, a connector between Virginia 47 (Drakes Main Street) and SSR 619 (Proctor Street). Photo taken 12/21/08.
Continuing the ascent from central Drakes Branch, Virginia 47 meets SSR 1205 (Marshall Street). Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 637 (Saxkey Road) east and Virginia 59 (Gethsemane Church Avenue) south come together at Virginia 47 (Drakes Main Street) at the north edge of town. Virginia 59 begins here and travels just eight miles east to Virginia 40 at Keysville. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 north at the beginning of Virginia 59 north and SSR 637 west. SSR 637 heads southwest to Mossingford and Saxe from Drakes Branch. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Next along Virginia 47 north is the Charlotte County seat of Charlotte Court Hourse in four miles and Cullen in nine miles. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Like Drakes Branch to the south, Charlotte Court House's city limits form a square around the village center. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Also like Drakes Branch, side streets in Charlotte Court House receive SSR shields or placards. Pictured here is SSR 1101 for Watkins Drive west. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Entering center Charlotte Court House, Virginia 47 (Legrande Avenue) meets Law Lane (SSR 1114). Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 1111 follows Statesman Drive west from Virginia 47 (Legrande Avenue) to Virginia 40 (David Bruce Avenue). Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 meets Virginia 40 (David Bruce Avenue), an east-west route stretching 233 miles from Woolwine to Spring Grove across southern Virginia. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 40 travels west to Phenix, Brookneaf, Cody, Mt. Airy, Gretna, and Rocky Mount. Esatward, the state highway continues to Keysville and Luneburg. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 north & 40 east combine for just 0.1 mile along David Bruce Avenue between Legrand Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Highway. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 40 east & 47 north
Virginia 40 continues east along George Washington Highway nine miles to Keysville. Virginia 47 resumes a northward course along the Thomas Jefferson Highway four miles to Cullen. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Eastbound David Bruce Avenue at the split of Virginia 40 east and 47 north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 north
A short distance north of Virginia 40 is the Virginia 47 partition with Virginia Secondary 709 (Union Cemetery Road). Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 709 loops east to SSR 604 (Roanoke Bridge Road) and Virginia 40 (George Washington Highway) east of Charlotte Court House. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway) exits Charlotte Court House on the 11 mile-drive to Madisonville and 16 mile-mile drive to Pamplin City. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Approaching the village of Cullen along Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway) north. SSR 738 splits ahead for Railway View Lane. Photos taken 12/21/08.
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SSR 739 constitutes a short loop east of Virginia 47 using Railway View Lane and Ferguson Road. The alignment may represent original Virginia 47. Photos taken 12/21/08.
SSR 660 (Virginian Road west / Taro Road north) joins Cullen with SSR 650 to the west and Taro to the northeast. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 697 follows Dixon Road, another possible old alignment of Virginia 47) north from Cullen to Thomas Jefferson Highway at Middle Branch. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Curving northwest, Virginia 47 meets Virginia Secondary 661 (Wards Fork Mill Road) north to Wards Fork Mill. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Westward along Virginia 47 as Virginia Secondary 689 (Carwile Road) north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 649 (Crawley Road) travels south from Virginia 47 at Madisonville to SSR 689 and Virginia 47. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 649 continues south from Virginia 47 a short distance west of Crawley Road for Germantown Road south to Virginia 40 at Womacks. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Turning northward again near Vincent Corner, Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway) intersects SSR 752 (Azalea Road) south. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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SSR 666 (Vincent Store Road) arcs west from Vincent Corner to SSR 727 (Red House Road) southeast of Rough Creek. Photos taken 12/21/08.
Continuing north from Vincent Corner, Virginia 47 reaches Madisonville in two miles and ends at Pamplin City in seven miles. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Entering an area of farm fields along Virginia 47 north at SSR 793 (Trails End Road) west. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 665 (Harvey Road), like SSR 666, arcs between SSR 727 (Red House Road) and Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway). Photo taken 12/21/08.
Corner Road travels north from Harvey Road as SSR 696 to Virginia 47. This may also be an older alignment of Virginia 47. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Rolling Hill Road carries SSR 615 west from Virginia 47 to Rolling Hill and Red House. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Aforementioned Virginia Secondary 649 (Crawley Road) returns to Virginia 47 at the settlement of Madisonville. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Virginia 47 travels through Madisonville and meets Virginia Secondary 671 (County Line Road). Photos taken 12/21/08.
SSR 671 straddles the county line from Virginia 47 east toward Baker Mountain and Maloney Siding. Their intersection represents a corner of Prince Edward and Charlotte Counties. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 follows the county line north to SSR 662 (Tower Loop Road). SSR 662 travels the southern half of Tower Loop Road to SSR 691 (Tower Road) west over Lyle Mountain. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A wooded scene along Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway) north over Lyle Mountain. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 691 continues Tower Loop Road back to Virginia 47 north of Lyle Mountain. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Angling northeast, Virginia 47 passes by Virginia 699 (Deer Road) west. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Although still following the county line, motorists are informed that Virginia 47 enters Prince Edward County officially north of Deer Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Baker Mountain Road (SSR 663) ventures east southeast to Spring Creek Lake and Baker Mountain. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Northbound reassurance shield for Virginia 47 posted after the Thomas Jefferson Highway intersection with SSR 663 east. Photo taken 12/21/08.
There is not much to SSR 719 (Llama Road) outside of a handful of residences east of Virginia 47. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia Secondary 725 (Point Road) provides a cutoff from Virginia 47 north to SSR 638 (Wheelers Springs Road) west along the Appomattox and Charlotte County line. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 725 (Point Road) returns from SSR 638 where Virginia 47 veers away from the county line. SSR 638 lines the Appomattox County boundary west to SSR 727 north of Red House. Photo taken 12/21/08.
SSR 702 parallels Virginia 47 south along Merriman Shop Road in south Pamplin City. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway) enters Pamplin City formally ahead of SSR 702 (Merriman Shop Road) south. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Lukin Road (SSR 1101) angles westward to become SSR 629 west outside of Pamplin City. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Main Street doubles as SSR 1102 as it loops east of Virginia 47 (Thomas Jefferson Highway). Photo taken 12/21/08.
Church Street continues SSR 1102 north from Main Street as the former routing of Virginia 47 north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Virginia 47 passes under the parallel Norfolk Southern Railroad line and ends at U.S. 460 Business (Pamplin Road). Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 460 Business follows Pamplin Road south of the U.S. 460 expressway bypass. Appomattox and Lynchburg lie to the west; Farmville and Blackstone follow along U.S. 460 east. Photo taken 12/21/08.



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12/21/08 by AARoads

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