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

Sperryville

 
 
Sperryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
1. Sperryville Marker
Inscription. Laid out by Francis Thornton, Jr., in 1817, Sperryville survives as an upper Piedmont crossroads village. In the early 19th century John Kiger built Conestoga wagons here. By the 1850s two turnpikes (Thornton’s Gap and Sperryville & Rappahannock) intersected here. In 1867, the Smoot family, of Alexandria, built a nearby tannery that closed in 1911. By that time the town boasted four churches, five general stores, one hotel, six mills, numerous shops, a masonic hall, and a population of 350. Sperryville’s wooden residences and visual charm have long made it a familiar stop for seasonal tourists to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-31.)
 
Location. 38° 39.54′ N, 78° 13.808′ W. Marker is in Sperryville, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 1001) south of Lee Highway (U.S. 211), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Kiger's Second Lot (about 500 feet away); Cavalry Engagement
Sperryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
2. Sperryville Marker
(about 600 feet away); Medical Miracle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sister Caroline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pope’s Army of Virginia (approx. 0.4 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.
 
Also see . . .  Sperryville Historic District. (PDF) National register documentation for the historic district. (Submitted on June 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Sperryville Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 7, 2009
3. Sperryville Today
Looking southeast from the marker location down Main Street.
Another View of Main Street Sperryville image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 7, 2009
4. Another View of Main Street Sperryville
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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