Today’s Stop: Ruther Glen, Va.

Today, the Overdrive 40th Anniversary Tour truck stops at the Petro in Ruther Glen, Va., off I-95 and Route 207.

The state capital of Virginia, Richmond is just 30 miles south from today’s stop Ruther Glen. Richmond was also capital of the Confederacy and one of the last Confederate cities to fall. Richmond is still steeped in that tradition, owing much of its tourist trade to Civil War museums and attractions. Today, the city is a bustling home for more than 200,000 Virginians. The city was permanently established in 1737 after earlier settlements failed.

If you’re headed north, you might want to stop and visit Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s arm in Chancellorsville on a plantation known as Ellwood, near Fredericksburg, Va. Jackson was mistakenly shot in the arm in Chancellorsville by one of his own men. The arm was amputated and buried. Jackson died of his wounds near Guinea, Va., 30 miles away. His body was taken to Lexington and buried, but his arm remains in Chancellorsville.

Next stop:
Bordentown, N.J.

August 11
Bordentown, N.J.
Exit 56 off I-80