Bristow in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Brent Town and Bristow
A 1737 plat of the tract named 39 households. During the Revolutionary War, the Commonwealth of Virginia confiscated Robert Bristow's 7,500-acre tract when an act authorized the seizure of land owned by Loyalists. A map drawn in 1824 showed 54 properties, including the town of Brentsville, in the former Bristow tract. Some of the earliest settlements in Prince William and Fauquier Counties, and the roads that linked them, were part of the Brent Town area.
Throughout its history, the name of the Bristow community has been spelled more than one way. At first it was spelled Bristow after Robert Bristow, but by the 1850s it was commonly rendered "Bristoe." The railroad
Location. 38° 43.95′ N, 77° 32.712′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (Virginia Route 619) just south of Nokesville Road (Virginia Route 28), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11627 Nokesville Road, Bristow VA 20136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bristoe Station (here, next to this marker); Confederate Cemeteries (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Bristoe Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Road to the Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bristoe Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.