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

Vestal's Gap Road

 
 
Vestal's Gap Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
1. Vestal's Gap Road Marker
Inscription. Extending from Alexandria to Vestal's Ferry near Charles Town, West Virginia, this colonial highway was a principal route from the Northern Neck of Virginia through the Blue Ridge in the Ohio Country, in the early 1700's. The road became the major artery in the movement of settlers and armies to the frontiers. Vestal's Gap Road fell into disuse after Leesburg Pike opened to the north about 1825.
 
Erected 1996 by Loudoun Restoration and Preservation Society and the Friends of Claude Moore Park.
 
Location. 39° 1.204′ N, 77° 24.496′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Vestals Gap Road and Cascades Parkway (County Route 637), on the right when traveling east on Old Vestals Gap Road. Click for map. The marker is in the Claude Moore Park, of the Loudoun County Parks System. From VA 7, go South on Cascades Parkway, CR 637. Turn left onto Old Vestal's Gap Road, the park entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Vestal's Gap Road (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (about 400 feet away, measured
Vestal's Gap Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 28, 2010
2. Vestal's Gap Road Marker
in a direct line); a different marker also named The Vestal's Gap Road (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guilford Signal Station (approx. mile away); The Braddock Campaign (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lanesville Architecture (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sterling.
 
More about this marker. This marker is duplicated on the other end of the Vestal's Gap Road trace.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to Vestal's Gap Road.
 
Also see . . .
1. Claude Moore Park. The Lanesville Heritage Area. The park site discusses the history of the road. (Submitted on June 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Vestal's Gap Road: A Historical Perspective. (Submitted on June 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Vestal's Gap Road Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
3. Vestal's Gap Road Marker Stone
Vestal's Gap Road Trace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
4. Vestal's Gap Road Trace
The trace today is a part of a walking path through Claude Moore Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 813 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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