Groveton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Missing Views, Lost Stories
A View for All Time
In August 1828, Bob, a 45-year-old enslaved man, fled Huntley with little more than the clothes on his back. Slighter Smith, the overseer, ran an ad in the newspaper offering a $25 reward for Bob's return.
We don't know what happened to Bob. Where did he go? Who helped him? Did he leave family behind? Was he recaptured? Did he find freedom?
Erected by Fairfax County Park Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1828.
Location. 38° 45.952′ N, 77° 5.735′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Harrison Lane (County Route 723) and Huntley Meadows Lane, on the right when traveling south. This marker is in front of the tenant house at Huntley. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria VA 22306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least A View from the Beginning (a few steps from this marker); Explore Historic Huntley (a few steps from this marker); Huntley (within shouting distance of this marker); New Views, New Voices (within shouting distance of this marker); Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Huntley (about 400 feet away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Beacon Field Airport (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveton.
Also see . . . Friends of Historic Huntley. (Submitted on January 13, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.