New Church, Virginia: Civil War Ironclad At A Gas Station

A replica of the Civil War Confederate ironclad Merrimack sits just inside the Virginia state line at Dixieland Gas.

Dixieland Gas

Address:
2452 Lankford Hwy, New Church, VA
Directions:
On the southbound side of US Hwy 13, just south of the Maryland-Virginia state line.
Admission:
Free
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Ironclad replica.

Civil War Ironclad at a Gas Station

The ironclad replica is of the CSS Virginia. Stopped by today, and the guy who built it is in the middle of redoing it. Totally cool!

[Trina, 05/11/2021]

Ironclad replica.

Civil War Ironclad at a Gas Station

I told the owner that they are listed on Roadside America, which they had never heard of, and they were ecstatic! When visiting, please let them know how you found them.

[Jason Sheinkopf, 06/23/2015]

That's us, stealthy as an ironclad....

Ironclad replica.

Civil War Ironclad Ship "Merrimack"

This large model of the Civil War-era "Merrimack" (or "Virginia" as the Confederacy called it) can be seen at the Dixieland Sunoco gas station on Route 13. It's approximately 25 feet long and in excellent condition.

[Walt Lvlinks, 09/09/2014]

Symbols of in-your-face Southern pride, Dixieland Gas and the replica Confederate ironclad sit just a few feet south of the state line between Maryland (the Union) and Virginia (the Confederacy).


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