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

Town of Occoquan

 
 
Town of Occoquan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2006
1. Town of Occoquan Marker
Inscription. Nathaniel Ellicott formally established the town in 1804, bringing to fruition industrial and commercial developments begun 'at or near the Falls of Occoquan' by John Ballendine c. 1750. The estuary of The Occoquan has attracted the attention of travelers since the time of John Smith. Adjecent lands wer patented by the 1850s; copper was being shipped from 'King' Carter's landing, and tobacco from a public warehouse by the 1780s.
 
Erected 1976 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.139′ N, 77° 15.735′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of Mill Street. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Occoquan - Center for the Processing of Grain (here, next to this marker); Occoquan (a few steps from this marker); Ellicott’s Mill (a few
Looking North Across the Occoquan image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2006
2. Looking North Across the Occoquan
Merchants Mill Museum is the small building on the right.
steps from this marker); The Dogue Indians (a few steps from this marker); Occoquan River Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Also see . . .
1. Occoquan Town History. (Submitted on February 18, 2006.)
2. Town Web Site. (Submitted on February 18, 2006.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,992 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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