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Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette’s Stepping Stone

 
 
Lafayette's Stepping Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
1. Lafayette's Stepping Stone Marker
Inscription.  During his 1825 visit to Warrenton, General Lafayette is said to have stood upon this stone.

Courtesy: The Bartenstein Family
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 38° 42.826′ N, 77° 47.755′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Waterloo Street (Business U.S. 211) and Ashby Street, on the left when traveling west on Waterloo Street. The marker is in a courtyard between the Fauquier County Courthouse and the Old Jail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20188, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Singleton Mosby (here, next to this marker); Concrete Bench (a few steps from this marker); "In Honor and Remembrance" (a few steps from this marker); Old Fauquier County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Warrenton (a few steps from this marker); Executions in the Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial
Close up of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
2. Close up of the Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Warrenton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
3. General the Marquis de Lafayette
This portrait of Lafayette by an unknown American Artist hangs in the Museum of the Historical Society of Maryland in Baltimore.
Wide angle shot of Lafayette’s Stepping Stone and its surroundings. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 23, 2009
4. Wide angle shot of Lafayette’s Stepping Stone and its surroundings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,721 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 23, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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