VA-JD14 Jarmans Gap

Marker text: JARMAN'S GAP

Five miles east, formerly known as Woods' Gap, Michael Woods, his three sons and three Wallace sons-in-law (Andrew, Peter, William), coming from Pennsylvania via Shenandoah Valley crossed through this pass into Albemarle County in 1784 - pioneers in settling this section. In 1780-81 British prisoners taken at Saratoga went through the Gap en route to Winchester. In June 1862 part of Jackson's army, moving to join Lee at Richmond, used this passage.

Virginia Conservation Commission 1949

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