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

Chestnut Oak

 
 
Chestnut Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 7, 2021
1. Chestnut Oak Marker
Inscription.  Pioneers valued the bark of the Chestnut Oak for extracting tannic acid which they used for tanning and preparing leather. The large, sweet acorns were eaten by the Indians.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansNatural Resources.
 
Location. 38° 33.607′ N, 77° 21.038′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Piedmont Forest Trail, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18175 Piedmont Forest Trail, Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Gum (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastern Red Cedar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flowering Dogwood (about 300 feet away); Piedmont Forest Trail (about 300 feet away); Saplings of Hope (about 600 feet away); Almost Extinct (about 700 feet away); Historic Preservation and Maintenance (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
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Chestnut Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 7, 2021
2. Chestnut Oak Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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