Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2007 by the Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-24.)
Location. 38° 57.483′ N, 77° 24.133′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Elden Street / Centreville Road (Virginia Route 228) south of Worldgate Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Herndon VA 20170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mosby’s Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker Mosby's Rock (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mosby’s Herndon Station Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Herndon Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tracks Into History (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Rail Strike of 1916 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Acetylene Gas Generating Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Frying Pan Meeting House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Herndon.
More about this marker. Marker cannot be seen from the road. It is across from the main entrance to the Washington Dulles Marriott Hotel, next to the flag poles.
Regarding Laura Ratcliffe. Marker is next to a small graveyard where Laura Latcliffe is buried. The graveyard is hidden from the road and hotel by a copse of trees. Part the branches and step in to see the 20 by 20 foot cemetery, surrounded by an old but well-preserved wrought-iron fence. Inside a single granite monument of recent vintage reads simply “Ratcliffe
While this location on Elden Street / Centreville Road is now in Herndon, it was out of town in Civil War days, being more than a mile southwest from the railroad station on the Herndon-Centreville Road. The Hanna Family home, “Merrybrook”, still stands at 2346 Centreville Road on the other side of the toll road not more than 1000 feet from this spot.
Also see . . .
1. Laura Ratcliffe. Essay by Maggie MacLean on the Civil War Woman website. (Submitted on July 12, 2007.)
2. Merrybrook. The house was recently added to the list of National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on October 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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