Inscription. The Fairfax Stone (1/2 Mi.E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.
By F. Robby, August 18, 2007
|1. Fairfax Stone Marker|
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 11.371′ N, 79° 31.066′ W. Marker is in Thomas, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.2 miles south of Kempton Road (West Virginia Route 9), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomas WV 26292, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fairfax Stone (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hoye-Crest (approx. 3.7 miles away in Maryland); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 9.1 miles away); Aurora (approx. 9.5 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 9.5 miles away); Gantz Sand (approx. 9.5 miles away); Highest Point on the Maryland State Roads System (approx. 9.6 miles away in Maryland); Corrick's Ford Battle (approx. 10.8 miles away).
Regarding Fairfax Stone. Another Fairfax Stone historic marker is located 1.7 miles west of this marker in Fairfax Stone State Park, at the site of the original Fairfax Stone. See Related Markers below for the link.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker is the site of the original Fairfax Stone.
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 749 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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