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

Mother of Stonewall Jackson

 
 
Mother of Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
1. Mother of Stonewall Jackson Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity (and according to tradition two miles east at peach orchard) was born Julia Beckwith Neale, mother of Stonewall Jackson, February 29, 1798. She married Jonathan Jackson in 1818 and died, October 1831.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number F-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Women. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
 
Location. 38° 58.515′ N, 77° 37.336′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north on James Monroe Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. President Monroe’s Home (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Gilbert's Corner Regional Park (approx. one mile away); Neighbor Against Neighbor (approx. one mile away);
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This is Gilbert's Corner! (approx. one mile away); Battle of Aldie (approx. one mile away); Lee Moves North Again (approx. one mile away); Plain Path…Shenandoah Hunting Path…Carolina Road…Rogue’s Road… (approx. one mile away); A Freedom Seeker from Aldie: The Story of Daniel Dangerfield (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected about a mile south of here (“0.9 miles south of Gilbert’s Corner,” says the 1985 edition of Margaret Peters’ A Guidebook to Virginia’s Historical Markers ). This means that the legendary peach orchard is a little bit further away now. —Ed.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Birthplace and grave of Julia Beckwith Neale-Jackson.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Duplicate Number F-15s
Margaret Peters listed two markers with the number F-15 in her book. The other was associated with Mount Pony, just south of Culpeper, VA and was also along U.S. Highway 15. That
Two Markers North of Gilbert's Corner, VA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
2. Two Markers North of Gilbert's Corner, VA
marker has since been replaced by a new marker, with the number F-34 (HMDB number 4442).
    — Submitted December 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,426 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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