Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fairfax County / Prince William County
Fairfax County. Area 417 square miles. Formed in 1742 from Prince William and Loudoun, and named for Lord Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern Neck. Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, is in this county.
Prince William County. Area 345 square miles. Formed in 1730 from Stafford and King George, and named for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The first and second battles of Manassas took place in this County.
Erected 1929 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-169.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
Location. 38° 49.549′ N, 77° 29.784′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29) west of Bull Run Post Office Road (County Route 609), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stone Bridge (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Stone Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Retreat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Strategic Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farm Ford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Opening Shots (approx. ¾ mile away); 4th South Carolina Infantry (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Opening Shots (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
More about this marker. This marker was moved from its original location near the county line. The county line is about a mile west of this marker, at Bull Run (creek). The Stone Bridge marker is right next to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Prince William County. (Submitted on June 30, 2006.)
2. History of Fairfax County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 30, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.