Near Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Designated July 16, 2004
Erected 2004 by National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Location. 38° 19.295′ N, 77° 28.106′ W. Marker is near Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on River Road (County Road 607) 0.3 miles east of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom Began Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Moncure Daniel Conway (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Burns The Forlorn Hope (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Sad Duty to Perform (about 500 feet away); Hobby School (about 600 feet away); Magistrate’s Office (about 600 feet away); Historic Falmouth (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
Regarding Conway House. There is a National Register of Historic Places Plaque near the front door.
From the Conway House National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: “The Conway House, constructed in 1807 for wealthy merchant and mill owner James Vass in the Rappahannock River port town of Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia is a well-preserved example of Federal-style architecture. As the town's most prominent dwelling, the house presents a symmetrical front and an unusual flounder form at its eastern end. The house retains many of its original features and meets National Register Criterion C for its distinctive architecture. Later the home of author, clergyman, and abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway, the dwelling was occupied by soldiers and used as a Union hospital during the Civil War.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.