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

Welcome To Our Trails

Gari Melchers Home and Studio

 

—Belmont —

 
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By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
1. Welcome To Our Trails Marker
Inscription. The trails at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont fulfill the wishes of Corinne Melchers, who hoped visitors could someday walk the estate’s beautiful woods and riverside setting.

One-and-a-half miles of paths cover a varied terrain to the falls of the Rappahannock River, including native grass, wetlands, and high ground with mature beech and oak woods.

These paths offer access to many historic sites that reflect the evolution of the landscape. Most recently, Gari and Corinne Melchers operated a small farm here with some acreage devoted to pasture and to growing grain and hay. Farming stopped with the sale of the last cow and calf in 1952, and soon wooded areas, paths, and trails were overrun by invasive plants. Since 2000, staff and volunteers have cleared away tangled undergrowth to restore the open woods.

While you are at Belmont, do not pick any flowers or remove any stones, bones, artifacts, etc. Keep the trail beautiful for all visitors by taking your trash home. Stay on the path. Take nothing but photos and memories. Leave nothing but footprints. Enjoy your visit!
Geri Melchers Home and Studio is administered by the University of Mary Washington

 
Location. 38° 19.496′ N, 77° 28.438′ 
Welcome To Our Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
2. Welcome To Our Trails Marker
W. Marker is in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street (County Route 1001) 0.1 miles south of Warrenton Road (Business U.S. 17), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of Belmont. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Washington Street, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caretaker Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gari Melchers Home and Studio (about 600 feet away); Historic Falmouth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Magistrate’s Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); On this site in 1862... (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Harnessing The River's Power (approx. 0.4 miles away); Contact: An Industrial Society Confronts A Native American Culture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Old Mill District (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Gari Melchers Home and Studio. University of Mary Washington (Submitted on September 2, 2016.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureEnvironment
 
Gari Melchers Home at Belmont image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
3. Gari Melchers Home at Belmont
Sign at the entrance to Gari Melchers Home and Studio image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 18, 2016
4. Sign at the entrance to Gari Melchers Home and Studio
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 2, 2016.
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