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Near Catlett in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fauquier County / Prince William County

 
 
Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
1. Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker
Inscription.  
Fauquier County. Fauquier County was named for Francis Fauquier, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1758-1768. It was formed in 1759 from Prince William County. The county seat is Warrenton. United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall was born in this county. Col. John Singleton Mosby and his 43d Battalion Partisan Rangers were active here during the Civil War.

Prince William County. Prince William County, named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland and third son of George II, was formed from Stafford and King George Counties in 1730. The county seat is Manassas. The two Battles of Manassas took place here in 1861 and 1862.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-170.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
Location. 38° 41.288′ N, 77° 
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37.193′ W. Marker is near Catlett, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Catlett Road (Virginia Route 28) half a mile south of Dumfries Road (County Route 605), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catlett VA 20119, 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. Mosby’s Raid at Catlett’s Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Catlett’s Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); White Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stuart and Mosby (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Narrow Escape (approx. 3.3 miles away); Early & Gordon at Bristoe Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stuart's Bivouac (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catlett.
 
Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
2. Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker
Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
3. Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker
Facing north, looking at the south face of the sign from the Fauquier County side.
Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
4. Fauquier County / Prince William County Marker
Facing south, looking at the north face of the sign from the Prince William County side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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