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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Howison Homestead

 
 
Howison Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 25, 2017
1. Howison Homestead Marker
Inscription. Stephen Howison (1736–1815) whose family was from Cramond, Scotland, and Mary Brooke (1739–1808) whose family was from England, were married in 1757. They came to Prince William County from Maryland between 1763 and 1769 and homesteaded this land. Here they farmed and raised 12 children. Stephen Howison served as a Lieutenant in the Prince William Militia during the American Revolution. This property, known as “The Old Homestead,” eventually included 500 acres and stayed in the Howison family until the 1930s. Prince William County aquired this 27 acre site for a soccer comlex in 1986. The Howison family cemetery is preserved as a reminder of these early settlers.
 
Erected 2015 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 38° 37.987′ N, 77° 22.925′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Harvest Moon Lane 0.1 miles north of Minnieville Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of the Howison family cemetery in the Howison Homestead Park Soccer Complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14716 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge VA 22193, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of
Howison Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Paik, September 25, 2017
2. Howison Homestead Marker
Howison family cemetery is fenced area on left.
this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Howison Homestead (a few steps from this marker); “Let There Be Lights” (within shouting distance of this marker); Bel Air Plantation (approx. one mile away); Minnieville (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carey M. Perkinson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Montclair Veterans Flagpole (approx. 2 miles away); “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 2.1 miles away); Alexander Henderson (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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