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

The Vienna Star Fort

1861 - 1865

 
 
The Vienna Star Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 20, 2022
1. The Vienna Star Fort Marker
Inscription.  
Today, two points of the trench from the original fort remain visible.

Confederate troops camped here from June - October 1861 after the Battle of Vienna. Union soldiers are thought to have built the fort during their occupation of the hill between 1863-1865.

[Caption:]
The Star Fort is on a high hill overlooking WO&D Railroad and Lawyers Road.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1861.
 
Location. 38° 54.339′ N, 77° 16.258′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Center Street North south of Shepherdson Lane Northeast, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Center St N, Vienna VA 22180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Star Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Salsbury Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tracks into History (approx.
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¼ mile away); Vienna Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Vienna Centennial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeman Store and Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
The Vienna Star Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 20, 2022
2. The Vienna Star Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 151 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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