Snickersville Turnpike

Snickersville Turnpike (HM16EG)

Location: Aldie, VA 20105 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.9', W 77° 39.083'

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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.
HM NumberHM16EG
Placed BySnickersville Turnpike Association
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270335 N 4318086
Decimal Degrees38.98166667, -77.65138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.9', W 77° 39.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 54.00" N, 77° 39' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39100-39158 Aldie Rd, Aldie VA 20105, US
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