Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by City of Falls Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 38° 52.907′ N, 77° 10.105′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Lawton Street, 0.1 miles north of East Broad Street (Virginia Route 7), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Lawton St, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Columbia Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Harriet and George Brice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Star Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Glory of God and in Honor of George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Birch House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Fairfax (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Regarding Home Hill. John and Emma Bartlett lived in the house during the Civil War and named it "Home Hill." John Bartlett was a Union sympathizer and became a member of the local Home Guard after Home Hill's brief 1861 use by Confederate Gen. James Longstreet as a headquarters. Emma Bartlett's letters describe the fear of local residents, including a deadly 1864 raid on Falls Church by Confederate partisan forces under the command of Col. John Singleton Mosby. (That raid is described in detail on the Civil War Trails marker "Living in Fear" on W. Broad Street.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2022, by Ronald D Anzalone of Falls Church, Virginia. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2022, by Ronald D Anzalone of Falls Church, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.