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

Vestal's Gap Road III

 
 
Vestal's Gap Road III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
1. Vestal's Gap Road III Marker
Inscription. In 1722 Governor Spotswood's treaty with the Indians was ratified, which kept them west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and north of the Potomac River. Early settlers found the Indian trails in Loudoun County and made them into roads. Loudoun County still has miles of unpaved roads, but today's gravel roads cannot give a real picture of the alternatively dry and dusty or muddy early roads which were used for commercial trade and which a large part of General Braddock's army struggled over on its long trip to Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburgh) in 1755 at the time of the French and Indian Wars. The Vestal's Gap Road extended from Alexandria to Winchester in the Valley of Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 1.716′ N, 77° 25.318′ 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 II (a few steps from this marker); Vestal's Gap Road IV (a few steps from this marker);
Vestal's Gap Road III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
2. Vestal's Gap Road III Marker
Vestal's Gap Road I (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.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
 
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 708 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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