Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Town Fairfax
During his March 1863 raid, Ranger John S. Mosby searched here, with no success, for the Union mercenary Col. Percy Wyndham who had called Mosby a horse thief. Mosby had replied that the only horses he had every stolen had Union troopers on their backs armed with two pistols and a saber.
Location. 38° 50.837′ N, 77° 18.384′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road (Virginia Route 123) and North Street, on the right when traveling south on Chain Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, 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. Efe Quality House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralston's Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nickell's Hardware (about 400 feet away); Monument to John Q. Marr (about 400 feet away); Fairfax Hay & Grain Store Fairfax Court House (about 500 feet away); Fairfax County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Regarding Moore House. This was later R. Walton Moore's home, congressman and counselor of the State Department under Franklin D. Roosevelt who was entertained here. (President William Howard Taft attended a garden party here sometime after his presidency.)
Also see . . . Robert Walton Moore. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on March 15, 2008.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,866 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.