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

Vestal's Gap Road I

 
 
Vestal's Gap Road I Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
1. Vestal's Gap Road I Marker
Inscription.  Before man traveled this way, the wild animals that inhabited this area made a trail through the grassland and woods which they followed to reach new grazing areas. Bison and deer created and followed the path seeking fresh grass for food, followed by the wolves and wild cats who preyed on them. Smaller animals were also plentiful. The bison have disappeared and the bobcats and bears have retreated to the more sparsely populated Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of Loudoun County. However, the deer survived and may even be seen close to man's towns and suburban developments.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 1.703′ N, 77° 25.307′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Nokes Boulevard and Dulles Town Center Circle, on the right when traveling west on Nokes Boulevard. Located in Vestals Gap Road Park adjacent to Dulles Town Center shopping mall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20166, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Vestal's Gap Road II (a few steps from this marker); Vestal's Gap Road III (within shouting distance of this marker); Vestal's Gap Road IV (within shouting distance of this marker); Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Washington (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Vestal's Gap Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named George Washington (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Vestal's Gap Road I Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 30, 2020
2. Vestal's Gap Road I Marker
Old Vestal's Gap Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
3. Old Vestal's Gap Road
The road once ran from what is today Claude Moore Park, the hill in the distance, through the present day Dulles Town Center complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on December 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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