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Near White Post in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Double Tollgate

 
 
Double Tollgate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Double Tollgate Marker
Inscription. Early in the 19th century, three important roads crossed here: Nineveh Turnpike leading to Front Royal, Winchester Turnpike leading to the north, and Newton Turnpike connecting Stephens City and the Shenandoah River via the Winchester and Berrys Ferry Turnpike. Two tollgates served the roads. During the mid-19th century, the intersection was called Highland Corners. A Civil War cavalry engagement occurred here on 11 Aug. 1864 between Confederates led by Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden and Union forces commanded by Brig. Gen. George A. Custer.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-18.)
 
Location. 39° 3.605′ N, 78° 8.336′ W. Marker is near White Post, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 522) and Lord Fairfax Parkway (Route 340) on Stonewall Jackson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, White Post VA 22663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Tollgate Fight (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark County / Frederick County (approx. half a mile away); Greenway Court
Double Tollgate Still a Crossroads image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. Double Tollgate Still a Crossroads
The historical names for the roads have given way to Stonewall Jackson Highway and Lord Fairfax Parkway, but the road beds still cross here, and traffic remains heavy.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); 1750 A.D. (approx. 1.9 miles away); White Post (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Defenses of Winchester (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Greenway Court (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Post.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dinosarland. A throwback to the old days of roadside tourist stops, Dinosarland stands on the other side of the intersection from the marker. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. General John Imboden Biography. (Submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. LandmarksRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Battle of Double Tollgate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Battle of Double Tollgate
After a day of maneuvering and skirmishing, Gen. Custer withdrew from Double Tollgate, ending a bid to outflank Gen. Jubal Early's army located at Winchester. Some of the Confederate lines ran in the fields to the southeast of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,287 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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