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Fort Ashby

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The Virginia legislature established this small town in December 1787 as Frankfort. Unlike most early Virginia town layouts, the grid was modified at the main crossroads to contain a public square or marketplace. Little of historic interest remains, except for a building that predates the town and gave it its present name.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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