Vestal's Gap Road

Vestal's Gap Road (HMOJO)

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

N 39° 1.228', W 77° 24.522'

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Vestal's Gap Road is among the oldest remaining segments of colonial highway in America. Initially an Indian trail, it became an important route for commerce from Alexandria to Leesburg and Winchester, westward migration, and troop movements. Lt. Col. George Washington and Gen. Edward Braddock's forces traveled the road in 1755 to defeat at Fort Duquesne in the first phase of the Seven Years' War between the British and the French. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were secretly carried to Leesburg over this road when the British burned Washington, D.C. in 1814. The Leesburg Turnpike supplanted the road in 1825.
Marker NumberF 37
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291473 N 4321808
Decimal Degrees39.02046667, -77.40870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.228', W 77° 24.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 13.68" N, 77° 24' 31.32" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Old Vestals Gap Rd, Sterling VA 20164, US
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