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Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Springfield Station

 
 
Springfield Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
1. Springfield Station Marker
Inscription. The first Springfield Station was located on the south side of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad near this location. Built after 1851, when the railroad was completed to Henry Daingerfield's "Springfield Farm," the station was the site of a Civil War skirmish on 3 October 1861 and a Confederate raid on 3 August 1863. The station served as the first Springfield Post Office from 1866 to 1868. It was reinstated as Corbett Post Office in 1907. The name changed back to Springfield in 1910 and so remained. The Springfield Post Office was moved to another location in 1953.
 
Erected 1999 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 47.773′ N, 77° 11.084′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Hechinger Drive near Backlick Road (County Route 617), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield VA 22151, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Price’s Ordinary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Orange and Alexandria Railroad (approx.
Marker and VRE's Backlick Road Station image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
2. Marker and VRE's Backlick Road Station
1.2 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Orange and Alexandria RR (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Orange And Alexandria Railroad Trestle (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Origins of Lake Accotink (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ravensworth (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ravensworth (approx. 2.2 miles away); Action At Annandale (approx. 2.2 miles away); Franconia (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the present Virginia Railroad Express' Backlick Road commuter train station.
 
Regarding Springfield Station. In 1953 the Springfield Post Office was moved 1¼ miles south, near the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Shirley Highway—now Interstate 95.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,161 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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