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

"The Ankerage"

 
 
"The Ankerage" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 5, 2008
1. "The Ankerage" Marker
Inscription.  
1847-1964
site of the
Ankers Family
Home & Cemetery
nineteen blue & gray soldiers
killed in local actions
during the Civil War
were also buried here

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 1.591′ N, 77° 23.603′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Harry Byrd Highway (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling west. Located on the grounds of Northern Virginia Community College (Loudoun Campus). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambush at Ankers's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guilford Signal Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Vestal's Gap Road in the 1800s (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lanesville Historic Area (approx. 0.8
"The Ankerage" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 5, 2008
2. "The Ankerage" Marker
The plaque is on the rock just right of center. The site has no other interpretation resources. The white posts may indicate the extent of the family cemetery or the foundation lines of the home.
miles away); Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Braddock Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
White Posts next to the Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 5, 2008
3. White Posts next to the Highway
The white posts may indicate the extend of the original family cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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