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Sperryville in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John B. Kiger

Sperryville Historic District

 
 
John B. Kiger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 7, 2009
1. John B. Kiger Marker
Inscription. (Upper Plaque):
This Property
has been placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places

(Lower Plaque):
John B. Kiger
well known wheelright
lived in this unique log and stone house
and built Conestoga wagons on this site
in the 1830s. One of his wagons is
on display at the Historical Society's
exhibit, Richmond, Virginia

 
Location. 38° 39.515′ N, 78° 13.728′ W. Marker is in Sperryville, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Main Street, Sperryville VA 22740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Kiger's Second Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); Medical Miracle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sperryville (about 400 feet away); Sister Caroline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pope’s Army of Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Music, Omens, and Destiny (approx. 2.9 miles away); Banks’s Grand Review (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sperryville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
John B. Kiger Home image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 7, 2009
2. John B. Kiger Home
Conestoga Wagon Display at: Virginia (Richmond) Historical Society image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Virginia Historical Society
3. Conestoga Wagon Display at: Virginia (Richmond) Historical Society
Courtesy: Virginia (Richmond) Historical Society - the following:: ""Most probably built by John Kiger of Winchester, Va. or John B. Kiger of Sperryville, Virginia, believed to be the son of John. John Kiger, Wheelwright and wagonmaker was born about 1775 in Pennsylvania. By December 1803 he was living in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. His son John B. Kiger was born in 1809 in Virginia and was listed as a wheelwright in the census of 1850. One of approximately 11 other identified Virginia wagons although to date this example is the only known "signed" Virginia wagon.""
Wood Structure of a Conestoga Wagon image. Click for full size.
Courtesy:: Virginia Historical Society
4. Wood Structure of a Conestoga Wagon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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