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

Mary Bird Branch Trail

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
1. Mary Bird Branch Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Follow the red blazes as this moderate 0.5-mile trail heads down through the woods to Mary Bird Branch, a tributary of Quantico Creek. The trail and stream are named for a highly respected, strong-willed woman who lived in this area in the 1800s. Beyond the stream, the trail meets Old Black Top Road, which connects with other trails.

Beavers
Because of the popularity of beaver hats and coats, beavers disappeared from most of the United States by the mid-1800s. Four beavers were released along Mary Bird Branch in the 1950s. Since then they have settled periodically in this area of the park. Near the stream, look for signs of beaver activity, such as gnawed stumps, downed trees, and dams.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWomen.
 
Location. 38° 35.255′ N, 77° 22.082′ W. Marker is in Triangle

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, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, 3.3 miles north of Park Entrance Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20112, 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. Pyrite Mine Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Algonquian Trail (approx. one mile away); Pyrite Mine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Little Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Cabin Branch / Clarkson School (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Little Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Black Top Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reclaiming the Land (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Mary Bird Branch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
2. Mary Bird Branch Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jul. 12, 2024