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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Russell House and Store
 
Russell House and Store Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
1. Russell House and Store Marker
 
Inscription. This 19th century two-story flagstone-covered Russell House represents a type of local architecture predominant in rural northern Virginia from the mid-19th century to the 1960s. The house, its barn, granary and other outbuildings made up one of the last farms in eastern Prince William county. Originally a hog and dairy farm, it was converted to dairying in the 1950s. The farm buildings were torn down in 1991. On this site also stood the Russell Store, the center of local commercial and social activity in the Bethel, Smokestown, Agnewville, and Hoadley sections of the county. The two-store general store, dating from the early 1900s, was operated by Daisy Tavenner Russell from 1917 until 1977. It was razed in 1992.
 
Erected by The Hechinger Company.
 
Location. 38° 39.232′ N, 77° 18.685′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Minnieville Road (Local Route 640) north of Prince William Parkway (County Route 3000), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22193, United States of America.
 
Russell House and Store Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
2. Russell House and Store Marker
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Old Bethel Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glascock Cemetery (Oak Hill) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Bethel High School (approx. mile away); Old Telegraph Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Benita Fitzgerald Drive (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Russell House Today Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
3. Russell House Today
Russell House, at the edge of a shopping center parking lot, now houses a restaurant.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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