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Gainesboro in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gainesboro

Harold H. Bageant Memorial Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
1. Gainesboro Marker
Inscription.  January 2, 1753 Jesse Pugh the elder, purchased a tract of land on both sides of Back Creek from Lord Fairfax. October 6, 1788 Job Pugh, son of Jesse Pugh Sr. drafted a charger of Pugh Town. April 20, 1805 Job Pugh sold to Jesse Pugh Jr., his brother, a section of land on Back Creek, on which Gainesboro now stands, excluding the 10 acres where the Quaker cemetery still remains. 1820 and after, the deeds refer to Pugh Town as Gainesboro.
 
Erected 2005 by Gainesboro Ruratan Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1753.
 
Location. 39° 16.424′ N, 78° 15.121′ W. Marker is in Gainesboro, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Gainesboro Road (Virginia Route 684) just west of North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Gainesboro Rd, Winchester VA 22603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stonewall Brigade at Pughtown
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
2. Gainesboro Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Willow Shade (approx. 3.1 miles away); Willa Cather Birthplace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Second Battle of Winchester (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Stone Church at Greenspring (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Second Battle of Winchester (approx. 6 miles away); Lord Fairfax (approx. 6˝ miles away); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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