“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burke in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Burke Station

Burke Station (Original Marker) image. Click for full size.
August 13, 2005
1. Burke Station (Original Marker)
Burke Station was raided in December, 1862, by Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. It was from this site, originally Burke Station Depot, that he sent his famous telegram to Union Quartermaster General Meigs complaining of the poor quality of the Union mules he had just captured.
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number BW-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1862.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 47.626′ N, 77° 16.287′ W. Marker was in Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker was at the intersection of Old Burke Lake Road and Burke Road (Virginia Route 652), on the right when traveling north on Old Burke Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 9415 Old Burke Lake Rd, Burke VA 22015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Burke's Station (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Burke's Station (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Burke's Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshall Family Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Copperthite Racetrack (approx. ¼ mile away); Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Ice House (approx. half a mile away); The Silas Burke House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Windmill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wood Shed (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burke.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker at this Location titled "Burke's Station"
Also see . . .  Wikipedia: Burke, Virginia. (Submitted on November 11, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
The Original Burke Station Building image. Click for full size.
August 13, 2005
2. The Original Burke Station Building
The view is looking southeast. The original tracks ran between the station on the left and the firehouse at the right of the picture. The station building was turned 90 degrees on its lot after the tracks were moved north (behind the photographer).
Burke Station image. Click for full size.
August 13, 2005
3. Burke Station
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2024. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2005. This page has been viewed 6,606 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2005.

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