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Aden in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Second Prince William County Courthouse

 
 
Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
JRC from Arizona, USA, November 17, 2003
1. Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker
Philemon Waters was this photograph contributor's seventh Great Grandfather.
Inscription.  In 1743, the second Prince William County Courthouse was built near here along Cedar Run, replacing the first county courthouse in Woodbridge. After the creation of Fairfax County, the Cedar Run location, owned by Philemon Waters, became the center of Prince William County. The court remained here only until 1759, when it moved to Dumfries after the creation of Fauquier County. Henry Lee, father of Governor Henry (“Lighthorse-Harry”) Lee, and grandfather of General Robert E. Lee, practiced law here. The building, like its predecessor, no longer stands.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1743.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 38.44′ N, 77° 29.642′ W. Marker was in Aden, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker was at the
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Photographed By Kevin W., September 12, 2007
2. Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker Post
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intersection of Aden Road (County Route 646) and MCB-8, on the right when traveling east on Aden Road. Marker location is at the intersection of Aden Road and a closed road into Quantico Marine Corps Base. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Nokesville VA 20181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Colonial Road (approx. half a mile away); Cedar Run Court House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Effingham (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Effingham (approx. 1½ miles away); Home of the "Boy Major" (approx. 2.3 miles away); Green Level Plantation (approx. 2½ miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Quantico Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The list includes all five Prince William County Courthouses in sequence from first through the fifth. Note that there are two markers for the second courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,209 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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