“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Thomas in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Fairfax Stone

Fairfax Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 18, 2007
1. Fairfax Stone Marker
Inscription.  The Fairfax Stone (1/2 Mi.E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 11.371′ N, 79° 31.066′ W. Marker is in Thomas, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.2 miles south of Kempton Road (West Virginia Route 9), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomas WV 26292, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fairfax Stone (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Blackwater (approx. 2.9 miles away); Coketon Colored School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hoye - Crest (approx. 3.7 miles away in Maryland); Salt Sands (approx. 5.6 miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 9.1 miles away); Aurora (approx. 9˝ miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomas.
Regarding Fairfax Stone. Another Fairfax Stone historic marker is located 1.7 miles west of this marker in Fairfax Stone State Park, at the site of the original Fairfax Stone. See Related Markers below for the link.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker is the site of the original Fairfax Stone.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 2, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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