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

Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories

A View for All Time

 
 
Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
1. Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories Marker
Inscription.  This is no ordinary view. This is Historic Huntley, and its view stretches from 1825 all the way to tomorrow.

The view—of the land, and of the people who lived and worked here—has changed over the years. Sometimes the changes happened slowly, sometimes rapidly. Always, each change brought a new view.

As you explore Historic Huntley, you'll find a view that unfolds through time itself, revealing mysteries, stories, and surprising views for you to explore.

Stroll around the corner and up the hill, and discover why Huntley is a view for all time.

Historic Huntley and Huntley Meadows Park have been linked since 1825, when they, and the area in between, were a single farm. To explore the natural wonders of Huntley Meadows Park, meander down the hill to the end of Harrison Lane.
 
Erected by Fairfax County Park Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 38° 45.928′ N, 77° 
Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
2. Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories Marker
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5.664′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Lane (County Route 723) and Huntley Meadows Lane, on the right when traveling south on Harrison Lane. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntley (a few steps from this marker); New Views, New Voices (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huntley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A View from the Beginning (about 300 feet away); Explore Historic Huntley (about 300 feet away); Missing Views, Lost Stories (about 400 feet away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beacon Field Airport (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveton.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Historic Huntley. (Submitted on January 13, 2020.)
 
Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
3. Spring House
Listen Carefully: do you hear water gurgling? That's an underground spring. You can see the remains of the old spring house just to your left. Huntley residents used the spring for fresh water and natural refrigeration. Now the spring feeds the wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park.
Close-up of photo on marker
Remains of the Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
4. Remains of the Spring House
Mary Harrison c. 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
5. Mary Harrison c. 1900
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Map of Historic Huntley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
6. Map of Historic Huntley
Close-up of map on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 10 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.

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