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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dumfries in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Welcome to Dumfries

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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 17, 2022
1. Welcome to Dumfries Marker
Virginia's oldest continuously chartered town
Est. May 11, 1749

Erected by The Town of Dumfries, Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1749.
Location. 38° 34.669′ N, 77° 18.756′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) south of Wayside Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17216 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Dumfries VA 22026, 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. Colonial Dumfries - Williams Ordinary (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dumfries - Love’s Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Dumfries (approx. one mile away); Graham Park (approx. one mile away); Dumfries Raid (approx. one mile away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. one mile away); Dumfries Methodist Church Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Weems-Botts House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
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1. About Virginia's Towns
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, towns are considered formally constituents of their respective counties. In other words, the Town of Dumfries is part of Prince William County. If it were organized as a city, it would be independent from the county. The nearby cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are not considered part of Prince William County, although Manassas serves as the county seat.
    — Submitted April 17, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 17, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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