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Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Falmouth

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
1. Historic Falmouth Marker
Inscription.  The town of Falmouth was established here in 1727 at the falls of the Rappahannock River. One of Virginia's busiest ports during the 18th and early 19th centuries, the town offered a tobacco inspection station, tobacco and cotton warehouses, flour mills, a ferry, and stores. Hunter's Iron Works nearby provided crucial supplies to the Continental army during the American Revolution. Union forces arrived in Falmouth in April 1862 and returned to camp here during the winter of 1862-1863, after the First Battle of Fredericksburg. Thousands of enslaved African Americans fled to Union lines and freedom. Prominent residents have included abolitionist Daniel Conway and artist Gari Melchers.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-47.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
 
Location. 38° 19.387′ N, 77° 28.165′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 17, 2021
2. Historic Falmouth Marker
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County. Marker is on West Cambridge Street 0.1 miles south of U.S. 1, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 W Cambridge St, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magistrate’s Office (here, next to this marker); Flood of 1937 (a few steps from this marker); On this site in 1862... (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conway House (about 600 feet away); Moncure Conway House (about 600 feet away); The Forlorn Hope (about 700 feet away); A Sad Duty to Perform (about 700 feet away); Hobby School (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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