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Clifton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wm. E. Beckwith House

1771

 
 
Wm. E. Beckwith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
1. Wm. E. Beckwith House Marker
Inscription. The original portion was built of logs and contained a huge stone fireplace still visible today. Modified through the years its most illustrious moment in history as during the Civil War years 1862, when it served as General Pope's headquarters.
 
Location. 38° 46.78′ N, 77° 23.27′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Chapel Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12752 Chapel Street, Clifton VA 20124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buckley Store (about 500 feet away); Clifton Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Devereux Station (about 500 feet away); Sangster’s Station (about 500 feet away); Clifton Primitive Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Devereux Station (about 600 feet away); Ivakota Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton.
 
Regarding Wm. E. Beckwith House. Wm. E. Beckwith owned 1,200 acres of land on Popes Head Creek. When he died in 1863 his will freed all sixteen of his slaves and gave them 200 acres of land
Wm. E. Beckwith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
2. Wm. E. Beckwith House Marker
south of the railroad tracks. That tract and the remaining 1,000 acres that were sold off formed the core of early Clifton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Wm. E. Beckwith House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
3. Wm. E. Beckwith House
Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
4. Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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