“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

“Fall Hill”

"Fall Hill" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 12, 2008
1. "Fall Hill" Marker
Inscription. On the heights one mile to the west, the home of the Thorntons from about 1736. Francis Thornton 2nd was a Justice, a Burgess 1744-45, and Lieut.-Colonel of his Majesty's militia for Spotsylvania County. He and two of his brothers married three Gregory sisters, first cousins of George Washington. "Fall Hill" is still (1950) owned and occupied by direct Thornton descendants.
Erected 1957 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number E-49A.)
Location. 38° 18.813′ N, 77° 28.501′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0 miles south of Fall Hill Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named “Fall Hill” (within shouting distance of this marker); A Diversion: Second Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elmhurst (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carl's (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Eternal Flame (approx. 0.4 miles away);
"Fall Hill" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 12, 2008
2. "Fall Hill" Marker
Amoroleck Encounters John Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); A History of Floods (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bound for Freedom (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. There are two nearly identical markers across Jefferson Davis Highway (US Route 1) from each other. Both have the same title and text, but their designation numbers are E-49A (East Side of Route 1) and E-49B (West Side of Route 1).
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“Fall Hill” image. Click for full size.
By Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1927/1929
3. “Fall Hill”
From the Library of Congress, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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