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

Williams Ordinary

 
 
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By Kevin W., January 16, 2008
1. Williams Ordinary Marker
Inscription. Built in the form of an eighteenth century mansion, neither a construction date nor a builder for the Ordinary is known. It has been suggested that it was built around 1765 by James Wren because of the many stylistic parallels between it and the Christ Church in Alexandria, one of Wren’s best-known works. During colonial times, the Ordinary was known as Williams Ordinary. Over the years it was also known as Love’s Tavern and the Stage Coach Inn. During the Civil War, the building was used as a Confederate Headquarters during the blockade of Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Today it is a private residence.
 
Erected by Fortuna Center Plaza Merchants.
 
Location. 38° 35.818′ N, 77° 19.963′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Fortuna Center Plaza near Dumfries Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4222 Fortuna Center Plaza, Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weems Botts Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine (about 500 feet away); Potomac Path
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By Allen C. Browne, October 5, 2014
2. Williams Ordinary Marker
(about 500 feet away); Rippon Lodge (about 500 feet away); Troop Movements and Camp (approx. half a mile away); “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexander Henderson (approx. one mile away); Little Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dumfries.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Williams Ordinary is blessed with two interpretive markers, and this link will help you find them.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
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By Kevin W.
3. Williams Ordinary Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, August 13, 2011
4. Williams Ordinary
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By Allen C. Browne, August 13, 2011
5. Williams Ordinary
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By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2011
6. Williams Ordinary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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