Groveton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1992 by Fredom Hill Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, in celebration of the Centennial of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, on May 24th.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 38° 45.94′ N, 77° 5.721′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Huntley Meadows Lane west of Harrison Lane (County Route 723), on the right when traveling west. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A View from the Beginning (a few steps from this marker); Explore Historic Huntley (a few steps from this marker); Missing Views, Lost Stories (within shouting distance of this marker); New Views, New Voices (within shouting distance of this marker); Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Huntley (about 400 feet away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Beacon Field Airport (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveton.
Regarding Huntley. From pages tacked up in a glass-covered bulletin board near this marker. “One mystery of Huntley’s past is that the two rectangular masonry wings on the east and west sides apparently were built before the central block was built. They are separate from the center, not joined by any brickwork, but merely abutted. All of the doorways that join the wings to the central block were punched through the finished walls of the wings, in contrast to the exterior doors on both wings, and central block, all of which were constructed properly with masonry lintels and dressed door jambs. ...
“The Civil War at Huntley.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,318 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 8, 9. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 10. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 11. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.