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

Manassas Gap Railroad

 
 
Manassas Gap Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2013
1. Manassas Gap Railroad Marker
Inscription. Cuts and fills of the Independent Line of the Manassas Gap Railroad are visible along this line and at various places through Fairfax County to Sudley Ford on Bull Run. Running north of the Little River Turnpike from Annandale and along North Street the line crossed to south of the Turnpike at West Street then followed the southern border of the former Mount Vineyard Plantation. Conceived to extend the Manassas Gap Railroad to Alexandria, grading for this portion began in 1854 but work stopped in 1857 without track being laid. In various places the roadbed provided shelter from attack and a route for troop movements during the Civil War.
 
Erected by City of Fairfax, Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Manassas Gap Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.77′ N, 77° 18.874′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Judicial Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ratcliffe Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Mosby
Manassas Gap Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2013
2. Manassas Gap Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Confederate Officer Killed (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard Ratcliffe’s Mount Vineyard Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Corcoran (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Manassas Gap Railroad Grade image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2013
3. Manassas Gap Railroad Grade
Fill section of the Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line is just to left of the entrance sign. An approximately 200 foot fill section that continued to the west has been obliterated by development.
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January 1, 2009
4. Manassas Gap Railroad Grade
Fill section of Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line just east of the marker.
 
 
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