Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road

Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road (HMD8X)

Location: Sterling, VA 20164 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 1.067', W 77° 24.232'

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Lanesville House and Vestal's Gap Road
are contributing sites to the
Lanesville Historic District
and have been designated
Virginia Historic Landmarks
by the Virginia Commission on Historic Resources
and placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the U.S. National Park Service

Vestal's Gap Road, originally an American Indian trail, served as the primary colonial roadway from Alexandria to Winchester from 1722 until 1825. The Lane family built the earliest portions of this house in the 1770's. By 1807 it was in use as an ordinary and was serving as the Lanesville Post Office. As such this house would have been a social gathering spot for travelers and local families. Descendants of Keturah Lane lived in the house until it was sold to Dr. Claude Moore in 1941. Loudoun County purchased the site in 1990.
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HM NumberHMD8X
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByLoudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the Lanesville Heritage Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 12:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291884 N 4321499
Decimal Degrees39.01778333, -77.40386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.067', W 77° 24.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 4.02" N, 77° 24' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2148-2240 Vestals Gap Rd, Sterling VA 20164, US
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