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

New Views, New Voices

A View for All Time

 
 
New Views, New Voices Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
1. New Views, New Voices Marker
Inscription.  The view changed in all directions after the Civil War and emancipation. New people and opportunities appeared.

The Harrisons became the new voices at Huntley in 1868. They were the first owners to live here full-time, and they immersed themselves in the community.

Huntley quickly became a gathering place for friends and family, hosting weddings, chestnut roasts, plowing contests, and more.

The Harrisons converted Huntley to a dairy farm, contributing to the movement that led to Fairfax County becoming the dairy capital of Virginia by the 1920s.
 
Erected by Fairfax County Park Authority.
 
Location. 38° 45.951′ N, 77° 5.696′ 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. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); A View from the Beginning
New Views, New Voices Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
2. New Views, New Voices Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Explore Historic Huntley (within shouting distance of this marker); Missing Views, Lost Stories (within shouting distance of this marker); Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huntley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile 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.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Albert W. Harrison<br>1831-1911 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
3. Albert W. Harrison
1831-1911
Albert Harrison and his family, along with the family of his brother-in-law Nathan Pierson, moved to Huntley soon after the Civil War ended.
Close-up of photo on marker
Albert R. “Bert” Harrison<br>1869 - 1946 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
4. Albert R. “Bert” Harrison
1869 - 1946
Bert Harrison lived his entire life at Huntley. He never married, but considered his sister's caretaker, Gladys Alcorn, and her family to be his extended family.
Close-up of photo on marker
Chicken Coop<br>1969 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
5. Chicken Coop
1969
The Harrisons used the building with the barred windows as a chicken coop, but no one knows its original purpose. The middle section is an outhouse or “necessary.”
Close-up of photo on marker
Sewing Circle image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
6. Sewing Circle
Sewing Circle with ladies of the Woodlawn Housekeeping Society, ca 1900.
Close-up of photo on marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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