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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cherry Hill

 
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, circa May 2005
1. Cherry Hill Marker
Inscription. Greek revival house believed built in 1845 by Wm. Harvey, who bought 66.5 acres (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell grant). Outbuildings added about 1857. Name derived from trees lining lane from Leesburg Turnpike. In 1870, Joseph S. Riley bought the property. In 1875 he became a key figure in incorporating the town and establishing a public school. Nephew, poet James Whitcomb Riley, visited farm many times. House was occupied by descendants for nearly a century. City bought and restored the property. The friends of Cherry Hill foundation furnished house as an excellent example of a 19th century home of a middle-class farmer.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.14′ N, 77° 10.424′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Park Avenue east of North Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Park Avenue, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Falls Church Home Front (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Training School
Cherry Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2010
2. Cherry Hill Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hangman's Tree (about 500 feet away); Living in Fear (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Photographs of Cherry Hill (Submitted on September 29, 2006.) 

2. Cherry Hill, 312 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA. Three exterior and six interior photographs, taken in 1967, of Cherry Hill from the Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Cherry Hill (John Mills House). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form (Submitted on November 6, 2010.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Cherry Hill Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2010
3. Cherry Hill Farmhouse
Cherry Hill image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2010
4. Cherry Hill
Plaques at entrance to the house.
Cherry Hill Barn image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2010
5. Cherry Hill Barn
 
 
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