Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Falls Church Home Front
Cherry Hill Farm in the Civil War
The Blaisdells, like most families in town, felt the effects of both Confederate and Union occupation. Confederate forces occupied the village after their victory at Manassas on July 21, 1861. Most Northerners fled, leaving their houses vulnerable to looting and vandalism. The Blaisdells's nearest neighbor, Mary Clover, wrote of such an experience on November 11, 1861: "The rebels did not get our silver nor likenesses for we toock them with us. We toock our fether beds and our bedclothes. ... Everything that was left was taken away. [Most] Beaureau drores were taken off bot the frame was left."
By the war's end farmers in the area had recovered, and the nation's growing capital increased the demand for produce. Blaisdell sold Cherry Hill Farm for $7,000 in 1865.
Erected 2013 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 38° 53.13′ N, 77° 10.4′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. located on the edge of Cherry Hill Park in the City of Falls Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Park Avenue, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherry Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Training School (about 600 feet away); Hangman's Tree Big Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Story of Big Chimneys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Living in Fear (approx. 0.2 miles away); Star Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Also see . . .
1. Other Civil War Trails markers in Falls Church and Northern Virginia. (Submitted on March 24, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
2. Cherry Hill Farm. (Submitted on March 24, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2013, by Ronald J. Baumgarten, Jr. of McLean, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.