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

Falmouth Railroad Station

Stafford, Virginia

 
 
Falmouth Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 2, 2014
1. Falmouth Railroad Station Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, a railroad station stood on this site. The station consisted of a warehouse, a platform, quartermaster tents, and several sidings. Trains arrived and departed on the hour traveling to and from Aquia Landing. The station witnessed distinguished visitors like President and Mrs. Lincoln, Clara Barton, and Walt Whitman. In 1862, many (10,000 – 12,000) escaped slaves traveled from here to Aquia Landing and freedom.
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Location. 38° 18.623′ N, 77° 26.703′ W. Marker is near Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Cool Springs Road (County Route 607) 0.3 miles south of White Oak Road (Virginia Route 218), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Cool Spring Road, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Observation Balloon Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fredericksburg (approx. half a mile away); Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln's Review
Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 2, 2014
2. Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge
(approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Chatham (approx. half a mile away); Beyond the Big House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Chatham (approx. half a mile away); Sow…Tend…Harvest (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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