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Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fairfax Line

 
 
Fairfax Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
1. Fairfax Line Marker
Inscription. Here ran the southwestern boundary of Lord Fairfax’s vast land grant, The Northern Neck. It was surveyed by Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s father, and others in 1746.
 
Erected 1927 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-36.)
 
Location. 38° 38.01′ N, 78° 40.962′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) south of Shady Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockingham County / Shenandoah County (here, next to this marker); Sevier’s Birthplace (here, next to this marker); The Henkel House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Shirley House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. John Sevier (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Market.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Fairfax Line and Quest For the Fairfax Stone
Three Markers At the County Line image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
2. Three Markers At the County Line
. by David Lee Ingram on SurveyHistory.org. (Submitted on October 27, 2006.) 

2. Northern Kneck Proprietary - Reference Map of 1775 by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. This map shows the Fairfax Line and "the Indian Road," now U.S. Route 11. This marker is approximately at their intersection. (Submitted on October 27, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 19 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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