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Near Annandale in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment

 
 
The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment Marker
Inscription. Virginia aristocrat William Fitzhugh was granted 21,996 acres in 1694: The Ravensworth tract, which was divided into northern and southern halves in 1701 and subsequently subdivided among Fitzhugh heirs throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The cemetery located at Guinea Road and Little River Turnpike (Route 236) was part of the northern half of the original tract. The community of Ilda grew around this cemetery in the late 19th century. Families of local tenant farmers, African American slaves and Freedmen are believed to have been buried at the Guinea Road Cemetery. The remains were reinterred at this site by the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2006.
 
Erected 2006 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.297′ N, 77° 14.251′ W. Marker is near Annandale, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Little River Turnpike (Virginia Route 236) east of Wakefield Chapel Road (County Route 710). Click for map. It is in the Pleasant Valley Memorial Park, towards the back. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8420 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA 22003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker in the Pleasant Valley Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. Marker in the Pleasant Valley Memorial Park
At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gooding's Tavern (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ilda (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Pines (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mosby Attacks Annandale (approx. 1.4 miles away); Burke’s Station Raid (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Annandale.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Tribute to Forgotten Souls: Saved From the Bulldozer, Civil War-Era Remains Honored. 2006 article by Alec MacGillis in The Washington Post. (Submitted on October 15, 2006.) 

2. Guinea Road Cemetery's Secrets Revealed. 2006 article by Mary Buckingham Lipsey published in the Fairfax County, Virginia South County Chronicle. (Submitted on November 3, 2006.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
This Was Once Ilda image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
3. This Was Once Ilda
A couple of blocks of commercial businesses in an otherwise residential neighborhood is all that remains of Ilda, although the name is gone. It is on Little River Turnpike from Guinea Road east to Woodburn Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,771 times since then and 28 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.
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