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

Fairfax Family Cemetery

 
 
Fairfax Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
1. Fairfax Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This quarter-mile trail leads to the Fairfax Family Cemetery.

It was common practice in the 18th century for residents of estates to be buried in family cemeteries on their property. William Fairfax and his wife Deborah, who died in 1757 and 1747, respectively, and William's sons Thomas and William Henry are buried here. Circa 1924, Fairfax family descendants replaced the original stone grave markers with the Fairfax Family Monument.
 
Location. 38° 40.84′ N, 77° 7.744′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (a few steps from this marker); Fairfax Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery and Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life at Belvoir
Fairfax Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2010
2. Fairfax Family Cemetery Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Neighborhood (about 500 feet away); The Influence of the Fairfax Family (about 500 feet away); Belvoir (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on Fort Belvoir, an active U.S. Army installation. Please check the links below for site access information.
 
Also see . . .  Access to Fort Belvoir. Details concerning access to the Belvoir site. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Fairfax Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2010
3. Fairfax Family Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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