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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. In 1758 when John Ballendine built his dwelling, “Rockledge,” at Occoquan, the town began to prosper. By 1765 it was a flourishing industrial settlement with grist mills, foundry, and tobacco warehouses. “Rockledge” and a portion of Merchants (Grist) Mill still stand at the west end of Mill Street.

Occoquan, a strategic point on the river, saw skirmishes during the Civil War. Gen. Wade Hampton headquartered here in 1862 at the Hammill Hotel. The building still stands at the corner of Union and Commerce Streets.
 
Erected 1989 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41′ N, 77° 15.577′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (Virginia Route 253) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map
Town of Occoquan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 18, 2006
2. Town of Occoquan Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Occoquan Wharves (a few steps from this marker); 1804 Occoquan Town Plat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogle Harris’ Store (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 Boundary Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Ebenezer Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Hammill Hotel (about 400 feet away). 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.)
3. Inventory - Nomination Form. The completed National Register of Historic Places form describing the Occoquan Historic District. (Submitted on August 22, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
The Former Hammill Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. The Former Hammill Hotel
Occoquan Historic District Virginia Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
4. Occoquan Historic District Virginia Historic Landmark Plaque
This plaque is in front of the Town Hall.
Rockledge image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
5. Rockledge
 
 
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 1,769 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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