“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Haymarket in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

On Hallowed Ground

Leopold's Preserve

On Hallowed Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 2, 2021
1. On Hallowed Ground Marker
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long, 75 mile-wide historical region extending from Gettysburg to Monticello. Teeming with battlefields, historic sites, charming towns, and breathtaking natural beauty, the Journey holds the largest concentration of Civil War sites in the country and has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as the country's 99th National Scenic Byway. The Villages of Piedmont is geographically located at the center of the historic area.

The Living Legacy Project
During this country's most defining moment, 620,000 soldiers died, many of whom fought on the battlefields within the JTHG National Heritage Area. As a living commemoration for their individual and combined sacrifices, the Living Legacy Project will plant one tree for each citizen who sacrificed their life. The Living Legacy Project will create a unified color palette that reminds visitors that they are, indeed, on hallowed ground. Upon completion, this initiative will create the first 180 mile landscape allee in the world and the only allee dedicated to honoring the

On Hallowed Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 2, 2021
2. On Hallowed Ground Marker
most defining moment in American history.

The project will showcase four types of trees, all in the red family, the color symbolizing courage and bravery: red bud, red oak, red maple and red cedar. The trees will be geotagged, and visitors can access information about each soldier represented, when available, including photos diaries and records from the 1860s. For more information visit

According to the National Park Service, half of the Civil War's fallen soldiers remain unknown, but even those without records will have a tree dedicated in their honor.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers assist with planting trees to honor fallen Civil War soldiers in support of the Living Legacy Tree Planting Project.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Civil.
Location. 38° 48.482′ N, 77° 39.342′ W. Marker is near Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Memorial is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.1 miles north of Market Ridge Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6739 James Madison Hwy, Haymarket VA 20169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aldo Leopold (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Buckland Mills (approx.

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¼ mile away); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 0.9 miles away); In This Area Are Buried (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of the Union Soldiers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Farm Life (approx. one mile away); Colonial Roads (approx. one mile away); Haymarket During the War (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haymarket.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 24, 2021