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

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription.  George Washington was the most famous person to use this road. It was his favorite route on many important personal, business, and military trips from Mount Vernon to Virginia's western frontier and points beyond. Although his trips of 1753 and 1754 - in connection with the French-English conflict - are set forth, his trip up the road in April 1755 to join the Braddock Campaign against Fort Duquesne (present site of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) should be noted. He was accompanied by a few personal companions.

Fairfax Harrison in that monumental history of the region, "Landmarks of the Old Prince William," stated that it might be called the "Washington Road."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
 
Location. 39° 1.116′ N, 77° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Old Vestals Gap Road, on the right when traveling east. Located along the walking path and service
George Washington Marker beside the Old Vestal's Gap Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2009
2. George Washington Marker beside the Old Vestal's Gap Road
road which follows the old road trace in Claude Moore Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vestal's Gap Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Braddock Campaign (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Vestal's Gap Road (about 500 feet away); Guilford Signal Station (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named George Washington (about 600 feet away); Lanesville Architecture (about 600 feet away); Lanesville Historic Area (about 600 feet away); Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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