The Maria Furnace Road Virtual Tour

This is the Maria Furnace Road. This road witnessed fighting, wagons moving along and infantry marching upon it. Please remember that the Maria Furnace Road is located on private property. But the road is still intact and is manageable to preserve. Currently the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. are raising funds to purchase 113 acres of this road at a total cost of $200,000.00.

Looking at Google Earth, you can see a bird’s eye view of this talked about road.
Looking at Google Earth, you can see a bird’s eye view of this talked about road.

 

Starting at Rolando Woods Lions Club Park, you quickly see the roadway as it cuts through the woods.
Starting at Rolando Woods Lions Club Park, you quickly see the roadway as it cuts through the woods.

 

About 200 yards in you'll come to an area of dirt mounds. This was due to the 1980's when the road was bulldozed. Once you get past this point, the original bed reveals itself.
About 200 yards in you’ll come to an area of dirt mounds. This was due to the 1980’s when the road was bulldozed. Once you get past this point, the original bed reveals itself.
This is about 400 yards from Rolando Woods Lions Club Park. It is here that the roadbed becomes more manageable with regards to easy access.
This is about 400 yards from Rolando Woods Lions Club Park. It is here that the roadbed becomes more manageable with regards to easy access.

 

This is where the Maria Furnace Road bends. It is also the same area where the 1st North Carolina Sharpshooters ordered the wagon train to stop. From there they deployed and began moving toward Monterey Pass.
This is where the Maria Furnace Road bends. It is also the same area where the 1st North Carolina Sharpshooters ordered the wagon train to stop. From there they deployed and began moving toward Monterey Pass.

 

 

Another view of the road between the bend and Fairfield Gap.
Another view of the road between the bend and Fairfield Gap.
This area is about 400 yards southwest of Fairfield Gap and is the end of the property that is currently for sale.
This area is about 400 yards southwest of Fairfield Gap and is the end of the property that is currently for sale.
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