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Near Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Road

 
 
Colonial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
1. Colonial Road Marker
Inscription.  This crossroad is the ancient Dumfries-Winchester highway. Over it William Fairfax accompanied George Washington, then a lad of sixteen, on his first visit to Lord Fairfax at Greenway Court. It was on this occasion that Washington assisted in surveying the Fairfax Grant.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number C-29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.262′ N, 77° 46.02′ W. Marker is near Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Road (Local Route 605) and U.S. 29 on Colonial Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20187, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fredericksburg Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McClellan’s Farewell (about 400 feet away); Rosenwald Schools in Fauquier
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(approx. 2 miles away); Brentmoor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas, Lord Fairfax. This page discusses the Fairfax Grant and Greenway Court in Frederick County, Virginia, near Winchester. (Submitted on December 22, 2006.) 
 
Colonial Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
2. Colonial Road Marker
Photographer is standing on the ancient Dumfries-Winchester colonial highway looking east at the intersection with the old Warrenton Pike of Civil War fame. Marker is hiding behind the route signs on today's Colonial Road. The road continuing the old highway across the intersection is Dumfries Road (Local Route 605).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,391 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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