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Burke’s Station Raid

 
 
Burke’s Station Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Burke’s Station Raid Marker
Inscription.  Burke’s Station, four miles south, was raided by Stuart’s cavalry, December, 1862. Stuart telegraphed to Washington complaining of the bad quality of the mules he had captured—a famous joke.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number BW-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 50.429′ N, 77° 16.143′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Little River Turnpike (Virginia Route 236) west of Olley Lane, on the left when traveling west. It is just east of the Fairfax City line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax VA 22031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ilda (approx. 0.9 miles away); City of Fairfax Community Services and Recreation (approx. 1½ miles away); Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (approx. 1½
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miles away); Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (approx. 1½ miles away); Willcoxon Family Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected in Fairfax City, at the intersection of Main Street (Route 236) and Burke Station Road. It was banished from the city when the sidewalks were put in.
 
Burke’s Station Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. Burke’s Station Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,432 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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