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

Bristoe Station

Bristoe 1861-1862 Trail

 
 
Bristoe Station Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2012
1. Bristoe Station Marker
Inscription. Welcome to Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. The park interprets three important Civil war events that took place around Bristoe Station. This trail focuses on the fall 1861 Confederate encampment known as “Camp Jones” and the 1862 Battle of First Bristoe Station/Kettle Run.

The Bristoe 1861-1862 Trail takes you on a 1 1/4 –mile loop through the fields and woodlands. The walk should take approximately one hour to complete. Please be respectful of this hallowed ground and wildlife that abounds at the park. The railroad is still a very active rail line today. Please stay a safe distance from the tracks. Any trespassing on the railroad tracks will be prosecuted. Please follow all park rules and regulations as posted.

(Sidebar): Park Rules
Please remember, this is hallowed ground and serves as a resting place and memorial for thousands of soliders.
- No Camping or Campfires
- No Hunting or Fishing
- No Loitering
- No Littering
- No Relic Hunting
- All Pets Must Be On A Leash, Clean Up Pet Waste
- Unauthorized Organized Athletic Usage is Prohibited
- Picnic in Parking Lot Area Only
 
Erected 2012 by Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location.
Bristoe Station Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2012
2. Bristoe Station Marker
The left of this set of three markers
38° 43.614′ N, 77° 32.679′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Iron Brigade Unit Ave.. Click for map. Marker is located at edge of the parking lot at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow VA 20136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bristoe Station (here, next to this marker); Confederate Cemeteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Bristoe Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Road to the Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bristow.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays three nature Photographs by Becky Super and two maps - a trail map of the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park and an area map indicating the location of the park and 9 nearby Civil War Trails locations.

The lower right of the marker includes the Virginia Civil War Trails
Bristoe Station image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2012
3. Bristoe Station
Sign near the entrance to the park on Bristow Road.
Bugle Logo and a QR Code.
 
Also see . . .  Bristoe Station Battlefield. (Submitted on September 2, 2012.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on . • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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