Groveton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
New Views, New Voices
A View for All Time
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
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 Huntley (within shouting distance of this marker); A View from the Beginning (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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. 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.