Hanover Junction

Once known as Hanover Junction, this village today is called Doswell.  In this tiny hamlet the tracks of two important railroads intersect; the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac and Virginia Central Railroads.  During the famous Civil War campaigns of 1862-1864, Robert E. Lee's army relied on these railroads for supplies.  Just to the east was the Doswell farm where the largest horseracing track in central Virginia was located.  General stores and other businesses including an antique shop known today as "Squashapenny" sprang up in this community.