According to Facts and Legends of Richmond Area Streets by Thomas F. Mustian, Williamsburg Ave in Fulton, Richmond, VA was once called "Bloody Run" after the battles between the early European settlers and the natives, while Williamsburg Rd (today the same road, with a name change as it moves up the hill) in Fulton Hill was called Pocahontas Trail because it was an old trail the natives used, and gets its present name because it was the main route to Williamsburg, Virginia's former capital. There were also 2 tolls on Williamsburg Rd, one was at the intersection with Darbytown Rd. Darbytown Rd was almost exclusively inhabited by the Darby family and the Enroughty family. The two names were interchangeable at one time and Darby seems to have won out because it was easier to say.
The book doesn't give any dates on the subject so, if anyone has the dates let me know and if anyone has any idea where the other toll was or when they disappeared please comment below and as always try to give some source.
Not from Mr. Mustian's book, I have seen plenty of maps calling Williamsburg Rd, Williamsburg Turnpike (Civil War), and Williamsburg Stagecoach Trail. I have also heard that the stagecoach stopped on the 1300 block of today's Williamsburg Rd. Can't verify the stagecoach stop.
Would love to see proof of that as well.
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