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Sterling in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Ankerage”

 
 
"The Ankerage" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 5, 2008
1. "The Ankerage" Marker
Inscription.
1847-1964
site of the
Ankers Family
Home & Cemetery
nineteen blue & gray soldiers
killed in local actions
during the Civil War
were also buried here

 
Location. 39° 1.591′ N, 77° 23.603′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Harry Byrd Highway (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the grounds of Northern Virginia Community College (Loudoun Campus). Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20165, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambush at Ankers's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guilford Signal Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vestal's Gap Road in the 1800s (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lanesville Historic Area (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Braddock Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sterling.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
"The Ankerage" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 5, 2008
2. "The Ankerage" Marker
The plaque is on the rock just right of center. The site has no other interpretation resources. The white posts may indicate the extent of the family cemetery or the foundation lines of the home.
White Posts next to the Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 5, 2008
3. White Posts next to the Highway
The white posts may indicate the extend of the original family cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,080 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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