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

Salsbury Spring

 
 
Salsbury Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
1. Salsbury Spring Marker
Inscription. Salsbury Spring provided drinking water and cooled the milk for the 250 acre dairy farm of Capt. Harmon L. Salsbury (1838-1913), commander of the US Colored Troop Company D, 26th Regiment from New York during the Civil War. The spring was the only source of water for the Vienna area during the drought of 1930 which dried up most wells. In 1938, Capt. Salsbury's wife and children donated this site to the Town of Vienna to be designated a park in his honor.
 
Location. 38° 54.206′ N, 77° 16.274′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Lawyers Road (County Route 673) and Windover Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Lawyers Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna VA 22180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Star Fort (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tracks into History (approx. mile away); Vienna Station (approx. mile away); Vienna Centennial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeman Store and Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); On June 17, 1861 (approx.
Salsbury Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
2. Salsbury Spring Marker
0.6 miles away); Electric Trains on the W&OD (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cavalry Engagement near Hunter's Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vienna.
 
Categories. AgricultureNatural ResourcesWar, US Civil
 
Salsbury Spring image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
3. Salsbury Spring
The spring still provides a trickle of water passing through some rocks behind the marker and sign.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,842 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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