Sterling in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Vestal's Gap Road
It began as an animal trail, then was adopted by the Native Americans in this region as their path, and later was used by settlers as they moved from tidewater Virginia to that colony's western frontier.
Due to its association with people and events important in American history, a notable historian stated that it should be classified as one of the most historic roads in the United States.
Location. 39° 1.132′ N, 77° 24.374′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Old Vestals Gap Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located along the walking path and service road which follows the old road trace in Claude Moore Park. 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. George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named George Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Braddock Campaign (about 700 feet away); Guilford Signal Station (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Vestal's Gap Road (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Vestal's Gap Road (about 700 feet away); Lanesville Architecture (about 700 feet away); Lanesville Historic Area (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sterling.
Categories. • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,029 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.