Manassas Gap

Manassas Gap is a wind gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the border of Fauquier County and Warren County in Virginia. At an elevation of 887 feet above sea level, it is the lowest crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state.

The Manassas Gap Railroad was completed through this pass in 1854, and today, the tracks form a part of the Norfolk Southern rail system. VA Route 55 and Interstate 66 also pass through Manassas Gap. In addition the north-south Appalachian Trail crosses the gap as well.

Virginia's independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park derived their names from the railroad which was built through Manassas Gap.

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Battle Of Manassas Gap
... The Battle of Manassas Gap, also known as the Battle of Wapping Heights, took place on July 23, 1863, in Warren County, Virginia, at the conclusion of General Robert E ... successfully forcing the passage at Manassas Gap, the Union force was unable to do so before Lee retreated further up the valley to safety, resulting in an inconclusive battle ...
Linden, Virginia - History - Civil War - Battle of Manassas Gap
... and postscript to the Confederate Gettysburg campaign, the Battle of Manassas Gap occurred a half mile from Linden on July 23, 1863 ... the retreating Confederate columns at Front Royal, Virginia, by forcing passage through Manassas Gap ... Anderson's division) back into the gap ...
Winchester And Potomac Railroad - Founding and Early History - Post Bellum
... Strasburg Railroad was built, which connected Harpers Ferry to the Manassas Gap Railroad at Strasburg, enabling a connection southwest up the Shenandoah Valley to Harrisonburg ... then had removed its strap and T-rails over to the Manassas Gap Railroad for service, as well as storage in Alexandria, and they were never returned ... Furthermore, W P had paid Manassas Gap $25,000 in 1874 for rails that had been put on to the W P ...
Manassas Gap Railroad - Founding and Early History
... at Tudor Hall in Prince William County (a location which the railroads called Manassas Junction) toward Front Royal and through Manassas Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains to ... The Manassas Gap Railroad eventually merged with the O A which rendered the unfinished line redundant ... Stations on the Manassas Gap Railroad (MGRR) Station Distance Manassas Junction 0 miles (0 km) Gainesville, Virginia 8 miles (13 km) Thoroughfare, Virginia 14 miles (23 km) Broad Run, Virginia 17 miles (27 km) The ...
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