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

Burke’s Station Raid

 
 
Burke’s Station Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Burke’s Station Raid Marker
Inscription. Burke’s Station, four miles south, was raided by Stuart’s cavalry, December, 1862. Stuart telegraphed to Washington complaining of the bad quality of the mules he had captured—a famous joke.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number BW-2.)
 
Location. 38° 50.429′ N, 77° 16.143′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Little River Turnpike (Virginia Route 236) west of Olley Lane, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. It is just east of the Fairfax City line. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ilda (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blenheim House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dairy Barn Complex (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Blenheim (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blenheim (Willcoxon Farm) (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected in Fairfax City, at the intersection of Main Street (Route 236) and Burke Station Road. It was banished from the city when the sidewalks were put in.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Burke’s Station Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. Burke’s Station Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,677 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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