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Sperryville in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Kiger's Second Lot

Sperryville Historic District

 
 
John Kiger's Second Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 7, 2009
1. John Kiger's Second Lot Marker
Inscription. (Upper Plaque):
This property
has been place on the
National Register
of Historic Places

(Lower Plaque):
The Second of Two Lots
Owned by John Kiger
This Building Was A Blacksmith shop.
Conestoga Wagons Were Made Behind
This Building Near The Thornton River.

 
Erected by the Rappahannock Historical Society and the Sperryville Historical Committee.
 
Location. 38° 39.506′ N, 78° 13.707′ W. Marker is in Sperryville, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Main Street, Sperryville VA 22740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John B. Kiger (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Miracle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sperryville (about 500 feet away); Sister Caroline (about 700 feet away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pope’s Army of Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Music, Omens, and Destiny (approx. 2.9 miles away); Banks’s Grand Review (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sperryville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Building on John Kiger's Second Lot image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 7, 2009
2. Building on John Kiger's Second Lot
Conestoga Wagon Display at: Virginia (Richmond) Historical Society image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Virginia Historical Society
3. Conestoga Wagon Display at: Virginia (Richmond) Historical Society
Courtesy: Virginia (Richmond) Historical Society - the following:: ""Most probably built by John Kiger of Winchester, Va. or John B. Kiger of Sperryville, Virginia, believed to be the son of John. John Kiger, Wheelwright and wagonmaker was born about 1775 in Pennsylvania. By December 1803 he was living in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. His son John B. Kiger was born in 1809 in Virginia and was listed as a wheelwright in the census of 1850. One of approximately 11 other identified Virginia wagons although to date this example is the only known "signed" Virginia wagon.""
Wood Structure of a Conestoga Wagon image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Virginia Historical Society
4. Wood Structure of a Conestoga Wagon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on , by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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