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Manassas Gap

 

Manassas Gap

Manassas Gap
Elevation 887 ft (270 m)
Traversed by

Interstate 66


Virginia State Highway 55
Location Fauquier / Warren counties, Virginia, United States
Range Blue Ridge Mountains
Coordinates

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.

External links

  • Virginia Places web site a large site with lots of educational information about the Geography of Virginia



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