Clarkes Gap

Clarkes Gap (HMO3)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20175 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.279', W 77° 36.602'

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At 582 feet, Clarkes Gap, up the hill to your left, was the highest point on the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad. The stone bridge dates from the 1870s, when the tracks were completed to Clarkes Gap. The station stood on the site where you are now located. Newspaper ads from the 1880s promote stagecoach service from Clarkes Gap to Waterford.

After passing beneath the bridge the tracks originally continued north-northwest to Paeonian Springs. The switchback portion of the trail that you see today west of the arch did not exist during the time of the railroad.
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HM NumberHMO3
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
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Placed ByNorthern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 274416 N 4335333
Decimal Degrees39.13798333, -77.61003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.279', W 77° 36.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 16.74" N, 77° 36' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302 Washington and Old Dominion Trail, Leesburg VA 20175, US
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