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Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Freeman House

Home of Leon L. Freeman

— First President & Fire Chief, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department —

 
 
Freeman House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 2, 2007
1. Freeman House Marker
Inscription.  
In 1903 Leon L. Freeman called for a town meeting to establish the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, the first in Fairfax County. Mr. Freeman served the VVFD through 1936.

The first piece of fire-fighting equipment was a 35 gallon chemical fire extinguisher which was moved by hand or pulled by horse. It was housed under this porch site.

This plaque presented by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department in commemoration of their 100th Anniversary, 2003.
 
Erected 2003 by Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 38° 54.198′ N, 77° 15.906′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Washington and Old Dominion Trail just east of Church Street Northeast, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Church St NE, Vienna VA 22180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Freeman Store and Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arlington & Fairfax Railway
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Vienna Centennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vienna Station (about 500 feet away); Tracks into History (about 600 feet away); James C. ("Jim") Martinelli (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Freeman House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 17, 2021
2. Freeman House Marker
Unfortunately the marker has significantly weathered.
Freeman House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 17, 2021
3. Freeman House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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