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Thomas in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fairfax Stone

 
 
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By TeamOHE, February 15, 2020
1. Fairfax Stone Marker
Inscription.  The Fairfax Stone (½ Mi. E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.
 
Erected 1983 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 11.517′ N, 79° 31.133′ W. Marker is in Thomas, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Kempton Road (County Route 9) and Seneca Trail (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north on W. Kempton Road. On the side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomas WV 26292, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fairfax Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fairfax Stone (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Blackwater
Fairfax Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, February 15, 2020
2. Fairfax Stone Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); A Window to the Past (approx. 3 miles away); A "Howling Wilderness" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Connecting Thomas to the World (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Melting Pot of Thomas (approx. 3.1 miles away); Out On The Town (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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