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Near Davis in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fairfax Line

 
 
Fairfax Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2022
1. Fairfax Line Marker
Inscription.  Approximately 820 feet east of here, Camp 70 Road intersects the historic Fairfax Line, the western boundary of about 5,000,000 acres inherited by Thomas Lord Fairfax in 1719. In 1746 a survey party that included Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, took 28 days to walk 74 miles from the headspring of the Rappahannock River to the headspring of the Potomac River, at the site of Fairfax Stone. A daily journal kept by surveyor Thomas Lewis chronicles this remarkable feat, including their account of struggling through the swamps and tangled laurel of Canaan Valley and Dolly Sods.
 
Erected 2006 by U.S Fish & Wildlife Service; Friends of the 500th.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraExplorationNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 26, 2006.
 
Location. 39° 8.148′ N, 79° 24.317′ W. Marker is near Davis, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is at the intersection of Camp 70 Road and Brown Mountain Trail, on the left
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when traveling east on Camp 70 Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davis WV 26260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Changing Landscapes, Changing Values (here, next to this marker); Numbered Camps with Numbered Days (here, next to this marker); Canaan Spruce Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Myrtle Mae (Hockman) Shrader (approx. 3.2 miles away); Inside The Sawmill (approx. 3.2 miles away); From Forest To Sawmill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Verzi's Saloon (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Growing And Evolving Industry On The Riverbanks (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davis.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Fairfax Line. (Submitted on November 11, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Fairfax Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 7, 2022
2. Fairfax Line Marker
Marker is on the boulder in front of the display.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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