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

Vestal's Gap Road II

 
 
Vestal's Gap Road II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
1. Vestal's Gap Road II Marker
Inscription. The local Indians followed the paths made by the animals they sought as game and made them into regularly used trails. Archaeologists have found and investigated many sites where Indians lived along the Potomac River and the larger creeks such as nearby Broad Run. Some of the sites show evidence of having been inhabited as much as 11,000 years ago. Sometimes the Indians stayed only temporarily and other times they built more permanent villages and even forts on the islands where Loudoun County's earliest explorers visited them in 1699.
 
Location. 39° 1.709′ N, 77° 25.317′ 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. Touch for map. Located in Vestals Gap Road Park adjacent to Dulles Town Center shopping mall. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling VA 20166, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vestal's Gap Road III (a few steps from this marker); Vestal's Gap Road I (a few steps from this marker); Vestal's Gap Road IV (within shouting distance of this marker); Vestal's Gap Road
Vestal's Gap Road II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
2. Vestal's Gap Road II Marker
(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.
 
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Restored Trace of Vestal's Gap Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
3. Restored Trace of Vestal's Gap Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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