Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Robertson-Towson House
After Robertson’s death in 1818, Baltimore architect and stone carver, Thomas Towson, acquired the land. Towson designed and built a unique all-sandstone house whose walls remain today. Towson continued to operate the quarry, and stone from this site was used in buildings across the mid-Atlantic.
The preservation and stabilization project of this house was completed in2002 by Richard Wolff, President and CEO of Geo. H. Rucker Realty Corporation of McLean, Virginia, and the developer of Austin Ridge. This house is a tangible reminder of a quarry and stone the materially contributed to the growth of the nation.
Erected 2009 by Geo. H. Rucker Realty Corporation in support of a local Boy Scout Eagle Project.
Topics. Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 26.514′ N, 77° 25.489′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Gunston Court. Marker is at the Austin Ridge Community Center. 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. The Robertson Quarry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances R. Shelton Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Knight House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Truslow Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Austin Run Pyrite Mine (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peyton’s Ordinary (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mary Kittamaquund (approx. 1.3 miles away); Accokeek Iron Furnace (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
More about this marker. On September 19, 2009, the marker was placed by a group of Boy Scouts as part of one of the Scout's Eagle Scout project.
Also see . . . Stafford Scout soars to Eagle. A brief account of the story behind the marker, which was researched and installed as part of an Eagle Scout project. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,683 times since then and 128 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week June 6, 2010. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 27, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.