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

Civil War at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House

 
 
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By Jack Hiller, April 14, 2013
1. Civil War at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  The Frying Pan Spring Meeting House witnessed much Civil War activity. Union and Confederate military records mention the location numerous times as a meeting place and a site of skirmishes. In 1861 and 1862, encampments of Confederate troops occupied the surrounding woods and fields. Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart and partisan ranger Colonel John Singleton Mosby and their men often stopped here. Nearby, Mosby and his men received crucial information from Confederate sympathizers. The building was pressed into service as a field hospital for the sick and wounded by the Confederate Army. At least three Confederate veterans are buried in the cemetery.
 
Erected 2013 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission series list.
 
Location. 38° 56.381′ N, 77° 24.774′ W. Marker is near Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection
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By Debbie Robison, April 14, 2013
2. Civil War at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House Marker
of Centreville Road (County Route 657) and Copper Ridge Drive, on the right when traveling north on Centreville Road. Marker is located in Floris at the Frying Pan Spring Meeting House at Frying Pan Farm Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Herndon VA 20171, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frying Pan Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Frying Pan Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Frying Pan Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mosby’s Rock (approx. half a mile away); Historical Site of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Story of Arrowhead Farm (approx. one mile away); Laura Ratcliffe (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Laura Ratcliffe (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
More about this marker. The marker is dated 2011 - that is the year the marker was approved and ordered by the Fairfax County History Commission. 2013 was the year of installation on site.
 
Also see . . .  Frying Pan Baptist Meeting House. Northern Virginia History Notes, by Debbie Robison (Submitted on April 18, 2013.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2013. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2013. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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