Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—First Battle of Manassas —
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 49.131′ N, 77° 31.156′ W. Marker was near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker could be reached from Lee Highway (formerly Warrenton Turnpike) (Virginia Route 29) east of Sudley Road (Virginia Road 234). Click for map. It is on the right as you travel east on Lee Highway, but there is no parking and the gate is barred to autos. The marker is one of the waysides along the Henry House Hill trail, which starts at the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center. Marker was in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Robinson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Outnumbered (within shouting distance of this marker); James Robinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederates Rally (approx. 0.2 miles away); Various Sections of Virginia Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Farm Road Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack From Matthews Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Like a Stonewall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. There are no wide shoulders (and no parking) on Lee Highway here. The safest but longest approach by foot is northeast from the Manassas National Battlefield Park’s Visitors Center. You can also park at the Stone House at Lee Highway and Sudley Road and cross Lee Highway where you see the four state roadside markers, then proceed southeast diagonally across the field.
This marker was replaced by a new one also named Robinson Hosue (see nearby markers).
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,676 times since then. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos: 1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 18, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.