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Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Herndon Blacksmith Shops

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 29, 2019
1. Herndon Blacksmith Shops Marker
Inscription.  The Moffett family operated a blacksmith shop on this site from 1906 to 1955. William Henry Moffett, a fifth-generation blacksmith, took the shop over from his father after it was burned and rebuilt in 1917. Fairfax County Park Authority bought the shop and moved it to Frying Pan Park in 1975. Other Herndon blacksmith shops include those of Henry Simms, the first African American business owner in town, and Enos Garrett.
 
Erected by Town of Herndon, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 38° 58.267′ N, 77° 23.151′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Lynn Street north of Station Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 797 Station Street, Herndon VA 20170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Acetylene Gas Generating Station (here, next to this marker); This is W&OD Trail: Herndon! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Fire (within shouting
Herndon Blacksmith Shops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 29, 2019
2. Herndon Blacksmith Shops Marker
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distance of this marker); Herndon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Tracks Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); Mosby’s Herndon Station Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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