Vestal's Gap Road IV

Vestal's Gap Road IV (HMGZ2)

Location: Sterling, VA 20166 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 1.722', W 77° 25.329'

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The Vestal's Gap Road was a major east-west trade and travel route. George Washington used it from 1753 to 1799 as he traveled on surveying business, for personal reasons and for military purposes in the French and Indian Wars. There were several ordinaries or inns along the road where he is known to have stayed and where many other people transporting goods for trade also stayed. You may see one such ordinary at Lanesville, the hosue at Claude Moore Park where you can also see part of the Vestal's Gap Road though Washington did not stay there. In 1813 a new turnpike was chartered which eventually became the present Route 7 and the Vestal's Gap Road remained only as small local segments. This park commemorates that once important road in all its manifestations, from animal trail to busy road.
HM NumberHMGZ2
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290333 N 4322753
Decimal Degrees39.02870000, -77.42215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.722', W 77° 25.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 43.32" N, 77° 25' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21087 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling VA 20166, US
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