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Silas Burke House

 
 
Silas Burke House Marker image. Click for full size.
August 13, 2005
1. Silas Burke House Marker
Inscription.  Here lived Lt. Col. Silas Burke (b.1796–d.1854) and his wife, Hannah Coffer. Burke, for whom Burke's Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was named, served as a director of the railroad and the Fairfax Turnpike Company. An innkeeper and farmer, Burke was elected president of the Fairfax Agricultural Society in 1850. He held many county offices with distinction, including road surveyor, commissioner of public buildings and schools, county court justice, presiding justice, and sheriff.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-95.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 38° 47.204′ N, 77° 16.641′ W. Marker is in Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Burke Lake
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Road (County Route 645) near Shipplet Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9595 Burke Lake Road, Burke VA 22015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Silas Burke House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burke.
 
Regarding Silas Burke House. The house is a private residence.
 
Marker at Entrance to Silas Burke House image. Click for full size.
August 13, 2005
2. Marker at Entrance to Silas Burke House
The house is on the right behind the trees. Driveway is in front of the marker. The sign immediately near the marker indicated the home is a private residence.
Silas Burke House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 7, 2008
3. Silas Burke House and Marker
Silas Burke House image. Click for full size.
August 13, 2005
4. Silas Burke House
Silas Burke House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 7, 2008
5. Silas Burke House
Silas Burke House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Walcroft, March 1, 2022
6. Silas Burke House
The house has been integrated into the campus of a senior living facility.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 9,751 times since then and 386 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2005.   3. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 30, 2005.   5. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   6. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia.

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