Tactical Mountain PassDuring the Civil War, this gap in the Blue Ridge was of significant tactical importance for the movement of troops, artillery, and supply wagons. The Thornton's Gap Turnpike, a macadamized (hard-surfaced) road, passed through the gap and linked Luray in the Shenandoah Valley with Culpeper Court House in the central Piedmont. The Sperryville and Rappahannock Turnpike ran from Warrenton to a junction with the Thornton's Gap Turnpike at Sperryville.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 733088 N 4282462|
|Decimal Degrees||38.66008333, -78.32118333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 39.605', W 78° 19.271'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 39' 36.3" N, 78° 19' 16.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near US-211, Luray VA 22835, US|
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