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

Stafford County Tri-Centennial

 
 
Stafford County Tri-Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 20, 2008
1. Stafford County Tri-Centennial Marker
Inscription.
August 7, 1964
In celebration of its 300th Birthday, here is buried a capsule by order of the Circuit Court, to be opened on August 7, 2064. Planted by the Stafford County Lions Club and Stafford County Board of Supervisors
 
Erected 1964 by Stafford County Lions Club and Stafford County Board of Supervisors.
 
Location. 38° 25.343′ N, 77° 24.506′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) near Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 630). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford VA 22555, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of Those Who Served (a few steps from this marker); Charles Adams Bryan (a few steps from this marker); English Knot Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of September 11, 2001 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney
Stafford County Tri-Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 20, 2008
2. Stafford County Tri-Centennial Marker
The area of the marker is the grass indention between the photographer and the courthouse.
(approx. mile away); Stafford Training School (approx. 1.4 miles away); From Indian Path to Highway (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stafford.
 
Regarding Stafford County Tri-Centennial. Founded in 1664, Stafford has strong connections to events that shaped our nation's history. It was here, at Marlborough Point in the eastern part of the county, that Indian Princess Pocahontas was kidnapped and taken to Jamestown.

Another historical figure also made Stafford his home. The county's prosperous iron industry attracted Augustine Washington, with the rest of his family, including a six-year-old son named George, to Ferry Farm. The future first president spent his formative years there until he reached young adulthood.

Mining and quarrying were important industries in colonial Stafford. Iron works furnished arms for the American Revolution. Aquia sandstone, quarried in abundance on Government Island in northern Stafford, provided stone for the White House, the U.S. Capitol and trim for private homes.
 
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Stafford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 20, 2008
3. Stafford County Courthouse
This area was designated as a courthouse site in 1783 and has held three various structures. One of them was occupied by Union Cavalry troops and resulted in court records being "scattered to the four winds." The county began construction on the current courthouse in 1922.
Stafford County Courthouse Retaining Wall image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 20, 2008
4. Stafford County Courthouse Retaining Wall
The Aquia quarry stones used in this retaining wall were from the old county jail that was torn down in the 1920's to make way for Route 1.
 
 
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