Newington in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2005 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 44.058′ N, 77° 10.761′ W. Marker is in Newington, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Newington Road near Telegraph Road (County Route 611), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. It is at the entrance to Levelle W. Dupell Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6812 Newington Road, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within Mount Air (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Air Historic Site (approx. ¾ mile away); Pohick Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Telegraph Line (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Pohick Church (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Regarding Newington. Until the mid-1980s the Newington Post Office (Zip Code 22122) was in an old country store on the east side of the RF&P railroad tracks and Newington Road at the one-lane underpass, up at track level. Could this have been the Newington Station mentioned in the marker?
1. Pearsons Store and Post Office
My grandfather was Harry Peason the owner of Pearsons Store. I have great memories of the store and the people of Newington. We lived down the road across from Cinder Bed Road. My father was Samuel T. Pearson.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database and for sharing a bit of your family connection to this marker. If you have any historical photographs or background on Pearsons Store and Post Office, we'd be happy to post it here on this page.
Thank you, ~Kevin
— Submitted August 4, 2010, by Carole Ann Pearson Page of Alachua,
Additional keywords. RF&P RR, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railraod.
Categories. • Political Subdivisions • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,737 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Old photos of the Newington Post Office, Newington Station, spur to Ft. Belvoir • Can you help?