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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Occoquan Wharves

 
 
Occoquan Wharves Marker (Obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Occoquan Wharves Marker (Obverse)
Inscription. Occoquan’s Public Wharf was here. This wharf and others at the Occoquan River’s highest navigable point were key to the 19th- and early 20th-century town’s porsperity. Ships were built, barges carried grain to Ellicott's Mill, and flour, logs, fish and ice were shipped downstream. Boats brought traveling shows and weekend Washington tourists.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.008′ N, 77° 15.568′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Poplar Lane, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Occoquan (a few steps from this marker); 1804 Occoquan Town Plat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 Boundary Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogle Harris’ Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Ebenezer Baptist Church
Occoquan Wharves Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Occoquan Wharves Marker (Reverse)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mill Street (about 400 feet away); Old Hammill Hotel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Occoquan.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of Mamie Davis Park. The park occupies a sliver of waterfront on Mill Street, opposite the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. It also provides access to the town’s riverwalk and boat docks.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureColonial EraEntertainmentSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Occoquan Wharves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. Occoquan Wharves Marker
Mamie Davis Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
4. Mamie Davis Park Marker
Mamie Davis Park Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
5. Mamie Davis Park Plaque
One of five lamposts in Mamie Davis Park image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
6. One of five lamposts in Mamie Davis Park
There are five lamposts in this park. Each of them, like many in the town, are dedicated to individuals.
Tourist locator map near the Mamie Davis Park image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
7. Tourist locator map near the Mamie Davis Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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