Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2011 by City of Fairfax—Historic Fairfax City Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 38° 50.99′ N, 77° 18.798′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Moore Street east of Keith Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Mosby (approx. Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Baptismal Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Corcoran (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fairfax Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Fairfax High School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Regarding Ratcliffe Cemetery. Richard Ratcliffe founded what is now the City of Fairfax by donating land for the courthouse in 1800 and petitioning the Virginia Assembly in 1805 to charter this town.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.