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Whiteheads Mercantile & Post Office

Built 1895

 
 
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By Devry Jones, January 26, 2019
1. Whiteheads Mercantile & Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Whiteheads Mercantile & Post Office served as the grocery store and post office for the Town of Fairfax from 1895 to 1902. It was then purchased by Hugh Grafton Sauls and his brother Charles William Sauls and became Sauls Brothers Grocery from 1903 to 1914. Charles left the business in 1914 after a fire destroyed the store. Hugh rebuilt the store on the same site and ran Sauls' Grocery from 1914 to 1927.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.753′ N, 77° 18.307′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street (Virginia Route 236) east of University Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10389 Main Street, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victorian Square Addition (a few steps from this marker); The Sauls House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfax Herald & Print Shop
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By Devry Jones, January 26, 2019
2. Whiteheads Mercantile & Post Office
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ratcliffe-Allison House (Earp’s) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfax Hay & Grain Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Nickell's Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Draper House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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