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

Snickersville Turnpike

 
 
Snickersville Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Squirrel Girl, December 29, 2012
1. Snickersville Turnpike Marker
Inscription. Originally an Iroquois hunting trail, it became by 1786 the first recorded operating turnpike in America, praised by Thomas Jefferson. In 1810 the Virginia Assembly chartered the Snickers Gap Turnpike Company, authorizing three toll gates between Aldi and Snickers Gap: horse 3 cents; 20 cattle 12 ½ cents; four-wheel carriage 12 ½ cents. A toll booth operated on the Blue Ridge Mountain until 1915. The Turnpike today is a Virginia Byway overlooking the same landscape George Washington traveled between 1748 and 1788, often stopping at West's Ordinary near Aldie and Edward Snickers' Inn and ferry on the Shenandoah River.
 
Erected by Snickersville Turnpike Association.
 
Location. 38° 58.9′ N, 77° 39.083′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Snickersville Turnpike (Scenic Virginia Route 734) and Aldie Road (Virginia Route 804), on the right when traveling west on Snickersville Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Aldie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mercerís Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aldie Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Aldie (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lee Moves North Again (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Revolutionary War Hero (approx. one mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. one mile away); Stuart and Bayard (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by Squirrel Girl of South Riding, Virginia. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo   1. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Squirrel Girl of South Riding, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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