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Dumfries in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quantico Church

 
 
Quantico Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
1. Quantico Church Marker
Inscription. This site was the location of the 1745 stone church and the frame edifice of the Dettingen Parish in the twentieth century.

Here lies the mortal remains of the Dumfries pioneers, from 1667.
 
Location. 38° 34.121′ N, 77° 19.96′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Mine Road near King Street. Click for map. Marker is in the center of Dumfries Cemetery, at its highest point. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Dumfries Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Grayson Bandstand Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weems-Botts House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince William County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Dumfries (approx. half a mile away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dumfries.
 
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Quantico Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
2. Quantico Church Marker
Quantico Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
3. Quantico Church Marker
Nearby Gravestone </b>behind marker in previous picture. Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
4. Nearby Gravestone behind marker in previous picture.
Sacred to the Memory of William F. Smith
Born on the 11th August 1802
Died on the 2nd February 1823
Aged 20 years
To this sad shrine whoe’er thou art draw near
Here lies the friend and most lov’d, the son most dear
Who ne’er knew joy but friendship might divide
Or gave his mother grief but when he dy’d.
How vain is reason, eloquence so weak!
If Forbes must tell what Smith cannot speak.
Oh let thy once lov’d friend inscribe thy stone
And with a mother’s sorrows mix his own.
Behind the marker, possible foundation stones? Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
5. Behind the marker, possible foundation stones?
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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