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Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mother of Stonewall Jackson
 
Mother of Stonewall Jackson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
1. Mother of Stonewall Jackson Marker
 
Inscription. In this vicinity (and according to tradition two miles east at peach orchard) was born Julia Beckwith Neale, mother of Stonewall Jackson, February 29, 1798. She married Johnathan Jackson in 1818 and died, October 1831.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number F 15.)
 
Location. 38° 58.515′ N, 77° 37.336′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north on James Monroe Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. President Monroe’s Home (here, next to this marker); Battle of Aldie (approx. one mile away); Lee Moves North Again (approx. one mile away); Aldie Mill (approx. one mile away); Mt. Zion Church (approx. one mile away); Mercer’s Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Revolutionary War Hero (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aldie.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected about a mile south of here (“0.9 miles south of Gilbert’s Corner,” says the 1985 edition of Margaret Peters’ A Guidebook to Virginia’s Historical Markers ). This means that the legendary peach orchard is a little bit further away now. —Ed.
 
Two Markers North of Gilbert's Corner, VA Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
2. Two Markers North of Gilbert's Corner, VA
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Birthplace and grave of Julia Beckwith Neale-Jackson.
 
Additional comments.
1. Duplicate Number F-15s
Margaret Peters listed two markers with the number F-15 in her book. The other was associated with Mount Pony, just south of Culpeper, VA and was also along U.S. Highway 15. That marker has since been replaced by a new marker, with the number F-34 (HMDB number 4442).
    — Submitted December 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,395 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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