Burke in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number BW-3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1862.
Location. 38° 47.626′ N, 77° 16.287′ W. Marker is in Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is 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. This portion of Old Burke Lake Road dead ends at the railroad tracks. Approach from Burke Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9415 Old Burke Lake Rd, Burke VA 22015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burke's Station (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Burke's StationCopperthite 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); a different marker also named Silas Burke House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnson-Sabin Way (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burke.
More about this marker. When marker was placed, Burke Lake Road, County Route 645, ran past the marker and across a grade crossing with the current railroad tracks. Route 645 has since been moved one block west where it crosses the tracks on a bridge.
Regarding Burke Station. Station is on the original site, but has been turned 90 degrees. It is a State Farm Insurance Agency office. The railroad tracks moved two blocks north in the early 20th century. The raid recounted on this marker is known as Stuart's "Christmas Raid."
Also see . . . Wikipedia: Burke, Virginia. (Submitted on November 11, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
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