“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dooms in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Jarman's Gap

Jarman's Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, March 4, 2009
1. Jarman's Gap Marker
Inscription. Five miles east, formerly known as Woods’ Gap. Michael Woods, his three sons and three Wallace sons-in-law (Andrew, Peter, William), coming from Pennsylvania via Shenandoah Valley, crossed through this pass into Albemarle County in 1734 – pioneers in settling this section. In 1780-81 British prisoners taken at Saratoga went through this gap en route to Winchester. In June 1862 part of Jackson’s army, moving to join Lee at Richmond, used this passage
Erected 1949 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JD-14.)
Location. 38° 6.327′ N, 78° 51.677′ W. Marker is in Dooms, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on East Side Highway (U.S. 340), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Republic Road Historic District (approx. 2½ miles away); Waynesboro (approx. 2.9 miles away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Waynesboro (approx. 3 miles away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Fishburne Military School (approx. 3 miles away); Plumb House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. 3.2 miles away).
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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