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Near Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newington

 
 
Newington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Newington Marker
Inscription.  Newington was the name given to the second Truro Parish Glebe House completed in 1760 after it became the private residence of Richard and Sarah McCarty Chichester after 1767. The William Nevitt family acquired the house and 1000 acre tract in 1828 and occupied the house until it burned in 1875. In April 1872, the Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad, originally built on Cinder Bed Road, opened the Long Branch Station on Nevitt property. By 1918 the station, renamed Accotink, was linked by a spur to Camp Humphreys, later renamed Fort Belvoir, to transport troops during World War I. In 1971 the station, last known as Newington, was closed.
 
Erected 2005 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1872.
 
Location. 38° 44.058′ N, 77° 10.761′ W. Marker is near Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County
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. Marker is on Newington Road near Telegraph Road (County Route 611), on the left when traveling west. It is at the entrance to Levelle W. Dupell Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6812 Newington Road, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Telegraph Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Air (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Air Historic Site (approx. ¾ mile away); The Spy with the Glass Eye (approx. 1.1 miles away); Potter’s Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorton.
 
Regarding Newington. Until the mid-1980s the Newington Post Office (Zip Code 22122) was in an old country store on the east side of the RF&P railroad tracks and Newington Road at the one-lane underpass, up at track level. Could this have been the Newington Station mentioned in the marker?
 
Additional commentary.
1. Pearsons Store and Post Office
My grandfather was Harry Peason the owner of Pearsons Store. I have great memories of the store and the people of Newington. We lived down the road across from Cinder Bed Road. My father was Samuel T. Pearson.

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Newington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. Newington Marker
to this marker. If you have any historical photographs or background on Pearsons Store and Post Office, we'd be happy to post it here on this page.
Thank you, ~Kevin
    — Submitted August 4, 2010, by Carole Ann Pearson Page of Alachua, Florida.

 
Additional keywords. RF&P RR, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railraod.
 
Newington Road One-Lane Underpass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
3. Newington Road One-Lane Underpass
It's still there today, on the other section of Newington Road, under the CSX tracks from Washington to Richmond. Yield signs at both ends control traffic flow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,629 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Old photos of the Newington Post Office, Newington Station, spur to Ft. Belvoir • Can you help?

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