Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richard Ratcliﬀe’s Mount Vineyard Plantation
Erected 2004 by City of Fairfax - Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 51.02′ N, 77° 19.049′ W. Marker was in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of Oak Street and Main Street (Route 236), on the right when traveling south on Oak Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Ratcliffe Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway (approx. Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Fairfax High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mosby (approx. half a mile away); Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. half a mile away); Old Baptismal Area (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
More about this marker. This "Richard Ratcliffe’s Mount Vineyard Plantation" marker and the nearby "Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag" marker (https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?MarkerID=7095) are both missing entirely, post and all, due to construction by Pulte Homes. Pulte has demolished the apartment buildings that were in the background of these markers, and most of the trees in the area, for construction of their "Mount Vineyard" development of condos and townhouses. They do have plans to place one new marker at the southeastern corner of the property that will face Main Street, but the agent at the site did not seem to know what that new marker would say. My concern is that they will mention the Ratcliffe property for the heritage marketing of their development, but will neglect
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,919 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on , by Matt Marrazzo of Fairfax, Va, Usa. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017.