Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fairfax Family Cemetery
It was common practice in the 18th century for residents of estates to be buried in family cemeteries on their property. William Fairfax and his wife Deborah, who died in 1757 and 1747, respectively, and William's sons Thomas and William Henry are buried here. Circa 1924, Fairfax family descendants replaced the original stone grave markers with the Fairfax Family Monument.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 38° 40.84′ N, 77° 7.744′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (a few steps from this marker); Fairfax Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery and Belvoir Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life at Belvoir (about 500 feet away); The Neighborhood (about 500 feet away); The Influence of the Fairfax Family (about 500 feet away); Belvoir (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
More about this marker. The marker is on Fort Belvoir, an active U.S. Army installation. Please check the links below for site access information.
Also see . . . Access to Fort Belvoir. Details concerning access to the Belvoir site. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.