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

Bluemont

A Historic Village

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
1. Bluemont Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1731, Bluemont was originally called Snickers Gap. The U.S. Post Office opened here in 1807. The Blue Ridge gap itself was named for Edward Snickers, the Shenandoah ferry and tavern operator who knew George Washington. Incorporated in 1824 as Snickersville, the name honored Edward's son William. A lively farm trade center, Snickersville became Bluemont when the train arrived on July 4, 1900. The village prospered until the Depression. Bluemont then quieted down to become what it is today, a Loudoun Historic Village, a Virginia Historic Landmark, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Bluemont Citizens Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 39° 6.668′ N, 77° 50.073′ W. Marker is in Bluemont, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is
Bluemont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
2. Bluemont Marker
at the intersection of Snickersville Turnpike (Virginia Route 734) and Clayton Hall Road (Virginia Route 760), on the right when traveling east on Snickersville Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33697 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont VA 20135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snickersville Turnpike (here, next to this marker); Bluemont Historic District (a few steps from this marker); The Snickersville Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Airy Fight (approx. ¾ mile away); Lt. Col. Roger Preston Chew (1843-1921) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Appalachian Trail and Bears Den (approx. one mile away); Judge Parker's “Retreat” & the Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluemont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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