Bluemont in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Bluemont Historic District
Bluemont Historic District has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Act of 1966.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
Location. 39° 6.655′ N, 77° 50.07′ W. Marker is in Bluemont, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Snickersville Turnpike (County Route 734) and Clayton Hall Road (County Route 760), on the left when traveling west on Snickersville Turnpike. Marker is directly across 734 where 760 tees into it. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (a few steps from this marker); Bluemont (a few steps from this marker); The Snickersville Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lives And Times Of The Snickersville AcademyMt. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluemont.
Regarding Bluemont Historic District. The unincorporated town of Bluemont, formerly Snickersville, dates back to pre-Revolutionary days. It was the western terminus of the Washington & Old Dominion railroad.
Also see . . .
1. Snickersville Turnpike Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on December 8, 2007.)
2. Bluemont Historic District. Virginia Department of Historic Resources website entry (Submitted on December 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Bluemont Historic District
In more recent years, three organizations have worked to try to preserve the scenic character of the area. The Bluemont Citizens Association has coordinated the Bluemont Fair
— Submitted December 8, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia.
2. From “Virginia: The WPA Guide to the Old Dominion”
In 1940, under Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers Project produced guides to the individual states. In detailing the 71-mile trip from Alexanderia to Winchester (Tour 13), the Guide reports:
“At 51.5 m. is a junction with State 245.”
“Left here steeply to BLUEMONT, 0.4 m., a handful of houses and a store or two at the foot of the mountain whose slopes are covered with hepatica in the spring. Until 1900, the hamlet was called Snickersville. Glimpsed through the trees on the mountainside are many summer homes of Washington’s official and diplomatic set.”
— Submitted March 13, 2008, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia.
Additional keywords. Snickersville, Snickersville Turnpike, Snickers Gap, W&OD Railroad,
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,524 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 22, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. 10. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. 11, 12. submitted on December 23, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.