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By Dale Paige Talley

In 1837, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad laid its iron-capped wood rails from Richmond to Aquia Creek. There, passengers may well meet a stagecoach that may shipping them to the railroad-owned steamship line and cruise up the Potomac to Washington. In among their outset and vacation spot used to be a boggy, overgrown zone referred to as the Slashes, which appeared the correct relaxation cease for weary tourists throughout the 1850s. The sector used to be renamed Ashland, after local son Henry Clay's domestic in Kentucky. via 1867, the Civil conflict had introduced fiscal cave in and a resultant melancholy, and as a city that had trusted profit from playing, horseracing, and different relaxation actions, Ashland confronted critical demanding situations to its very life. Randolph-Macon university, initially in Mecklenburg County, made a take care of Ashland that might retailer either town and the nation's oldest Methodist collage by means of reestablishing its campus alongside their railroad tracks.

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