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

Mill Street

 
 
Mill Street Marker (Obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Mill Street Marker (Obverse)
Inscription. Mill Street has been Occoquan's commercial center since the early 1800s. The Alton Hotel, Taverns, a bank, a pharmacy, grocery and hardware stores, and other businesses served local residents and travelers on the main east coast north south highway. A 1916 fire destroyed many of these buildings. A number of structures in this area postdate the fire.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.046′ N, 77° 15.635′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Mill Street, on the left 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. Old Hammill Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Odd Fellows Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commerce Street (about 300 feet away); Ogle Harris’ Store
Mill Street Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Mill Street Marker (Reverse)
Photo before the 1916 fire, source unknown.
(about 400 feet away); Town of Occoquan (about 400 feet away); Occoquan Wharves (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraNotable BuildingsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Mill Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. Mill Street Marker
View is of Mill Street, looking Northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the former Alton Hotel. • Photos of the former bank • Photo of the Down Under Tavern • Can you help?
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