Sperryville

Sperryville (HM59L)

Location: Sperryville, VA 22740 Rappahannock County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 39.54', W 78° 13.808'

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Laid out by Francis Thornton, Jr., in 1817, Sperryville survives as an upper Piedmont crossroads village. In the early 19th century John Kiger built Conestoga wagons here. By the 1850s two turnpikes (Thornton's Gap and Sperryville & Rappahannock) intersected here. In 1867, the Smoot family, of Alexandria, built a nearby tannery that closed in 1911. By that time the town boasted four churches, five general stores, one hotel, six mills, numerous shops, a masonic hall, and a population of 350. Sperryville's wooden residences and visual charm have long made it a familiar stop for seasonal tourists to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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HM NumberHM59L
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Marker NumberJ-31
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:40am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 741015 N 4282577
Decimal Degrees38.65900000, -78.23013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.54', W 78° 13.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 32.40" N, 78° 13' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130-198 Co Rd 1001, Sperryville VA 22740, US
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