Great Virginia Drives: US 29

The Seminole Trail

Considered as the major north-south route through central Virginia, US 29 connects small cities and rural towns to the University of Virginia and ultimately the nation's capital.  This page will document the history, the places, the people and the stories along this highway.  This is personally one of my favorite drives in the Commonwealth, there is so much that this four lane ribbon of highway has to offer, both on the road and off, that it is a highway I keep coming back to.  If you would like to contribute your own stories, information, photos, links or ideas for this page, or have suggestions for similar pages on another route, feel free to e-mail me at

General History of US 29 and the Seminole Trail
Including the Danville Bypass, US 29 Business and VA 293 
Blairs to Lynchburg
Including the towns of Chatham, Gretna and Alta Vista 
Lynchburg and Madison Heights
Including US 29 Business and the Madison Heights Bypass 
Madison Heights to Charlottesville
Including the towns of Amherst and Lovingston
Including US 29 Business and the University of Virginia
Charlottesville to Warrenton
Including the town of Madison and the City of Culpepper 
The Lee Highway
Warrenton to Washington
Including the Cities of Arlington, Fairfax, and Manassas National Battlefield Park
Old Alignments

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  • ---Robert Droz
  • Roads To The Future ---Scott Kozel
  • Virginia Highways Project ---Michael Roberson/William Froehlig
  • High Priority Corridors @ ---Alex Nitzman & Andy Field
  • I-83 Extension (Unofficial Site) ---Robert Jordan
  • Virginia HIghways ---Bruce Harper
  • US 29 Corridor Study ---VDOT
  • U.S. 29 Maryland to Florida ---Federal Highway Administration
  • US 29 Shields used on this page were created by the Shields Up! Program by David Kendrick



    Page Created: February 1, 2003
    Last Updated: March 15, 2008

    © 2003-08 William Lawson

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