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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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Early Land Patents

 
 
Early Land Patents Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Early Land Patents Marker
Inscription.  In 1653, Thomas Burbage obtained 3,000 acres between the Occoquan and Neabsco Creek. Burbage’s Neck later passed to Martin Scarlet (d.1695), pioneer settler and sometime Burgess. George Mason II gained 534 acres of Occoquan River frontage including a ferry landing and the site of the first Prince William Court House. The plantation was named Woodbridge after a toll-bridge built by Mason’s great-grandson Thomas in place of the family-owned ferry.
 
Erected 1976 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1653.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 39.926′ N, 77° 14.635′ W. Marker was in Woodbridge
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, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker was at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Annapolis Way, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A Near Tragedy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colchester (approx. half a mile away); End of the Water (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Corridor and a Barrier (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Trail to Victory at Yorktown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Colchester on the Occoquan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Revolutionary Army Life on the Road (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Removed Early Land Patents Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W.
2. Removed Early Land Patents Marker
Don Wilson, a member of Prince William County area historical groups, is shown with the removed marker.
Early Land Patents Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. Early Land Patents Marker
There are four other markers here, The First Courthouse of Prince William County, Occoquan, Fairfax County / Prince William County, and Jefferson Davis Highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 14, 2023, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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