Burke in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2015 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 47.467′ N, 77° 16.13′ W. Marker is in Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Burke Road (County Route 652) near Burke Lake Road (County Route 645), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. It is at the Burke Nursery and Garden Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9401 Burke Rd, Burke VA 22015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Burke's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burke Station (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Burke's Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Silas Burke House (approx. half a mile away); The Huldah Coffer House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bog Wallow Ambush (approx. 1.4 miles away); Keene’s Mill (approx. 1.5 miles away); David R. Pinn Community Center (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burke.
Regarding Copperthite Racetrack. In the 1907, the main line of the Southern Railway, today Norfolk Southern, was laid on the current alignment of Burke Road. Today it is just a few hundred feet north.
Also see . . .
1. A History of Pies, Racing and Summer Fun. 2012 article by Victoria Ross in the Burke Connection. “[Mike Copperthite] told the crowd that Henry was also instrumental in transforming Burke from a sleepy rural town to a thriving resort destination. ‘Henry built the Burke Station Racetrack on land that is now part of the Burke Nursery, four hotels, stables for 75 horses and grandstands to seat more than 2,000 people. His stables housed the horses of President McKinley and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt’.” (Submitted on April 17, 2016.)
2. Pies by Copperthite. 2011 article by Constance Chatfield-Taylor in the Georgetown Dish. “Quality control in my time meant producing your own ingredients. (Submitted on July 31, 2016.)
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