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

Fleurries

 
 
Fleurries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
1. Fleurries Marker
Inscription.  Former house of Miss Anne E. Moncure, The existing portion of the house was moved in 1987 to this site, now owned by the Aquia Church.

Marked by the Bill of Rights Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, April 26, 1998.
 
Erected 1998 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 27.838′ N, 77° 24.202′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is located on a small cottage house, on the grounds of Aquia Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, 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. Aquia Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Aquia Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peyton’s Ordinary (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mary Kittamaquund
The Fleurries House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
2. The Fleurries House
Marker is to the left of the door, above the flowers.
(approx. one mile away); First Roman Catholic Settlement in Virginia (approx. one mile away); In the Name of Christ the King (approx. one mile away); Austin Run Pyrite Mine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Government Island (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
More about this marker. The Fleurries was originally located a few hundred yards from the historic Aquia Church, about where the King Street Blues Restaurant (formerly Shoney’s) in Aquia Towne Center is today. In 1987, a preserved and restored section of the home was moved to the grounds of Aquia Church to preserve it from encroaching development.
 
Regarding Fleurries. Anne E. Moncure gave the children of Stafford County a library when there was no other available to them. She loaded up her big station wagon with books to deliver to families’ homes. Miss Moncure was a well-respected and well-loved educator who served as an superintendent of elementary education from 1934 until her retirement in 1960, and she is remembered for her many kindnesses. She was born with a dislocated hip, but she never let her disability slow her down. Anne E. Moncure Elementary School is named for her.

Her first relative in America was John Moncure, the first pastor of Aquia Church. In 1974, Anne E. Moncure conveyed lands to the church to protect its natural setting and increase the size of its graveyard for future internments.
 
Anne E. Moncure image. Click for full size.
3. Anne E. Moncure
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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