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Near Nokesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Effingham

 
 
Effingham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 30, 2019
1. Effingham Marker
Inscription.  Effingham, just south of here, was built ca. 1777 and was the home of William Alexander. In 1774 Alexander was elected to the Prince William County Committee of Safety, charged with enforcing an embargo on trade with Great Britain. During the Revolutionary War he served as a lieutenant colonel in the county militia. Alexander was a great-grandson of John Alexander, for whom the city of Alexandria, Virginia, was named. An enslaved workforce of African Americans lived at Effingham. Remaining on the property are a blacksmith shop, smokehouse, slave quarters, traces of a terraced garden, and a family cemetery, where William Alexander is buried.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
 
Location. 38° 38.66′ N, 77° 
Effingham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 30, 2019
2. Effingham Marker
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31.235′ W. Marker is near Nokesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Aden Road (Virginia Route 646) and Trodders Ridge Place on Aden Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14017 Aden Rd, Nokesville VA 20181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Effingham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Green Level Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cedar Run Court House Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonial Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Home of the "Boy Major" (approx. 2 miles away); White Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); 1822 Tavern Site (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nokesville.
 
Regarding Effingham. There is a typo on the marker -- the property is believed to have been built ca. 1767.
 
Effingham image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 30, 2019
3. Effingham
Additional plaques, on the building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 30, 2019
4. Additional plaques, on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jan. 27, 2023