Paris in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 20.)
Location. 39° 0.305′ N, 77° 57.027′ W. Marker is in Paris, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (County Route 17/50) and Federal Street (Virginia Route 759), on the right when traveling east on John Mosby Highway. Touch for map. The marker is just at the exit lane off Highway 17/50 for Federal Street. Marker is in this post office area: Paris VA 20130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Clark County / Fauquier County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ashby’s Gap (approx. 1.2 miles away); Signal Station (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Mount Bleak Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Carmel Fight (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lee Moves North Again (approx. 3.2 miles away); Battle of Upperville (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Upperville (approx. 3.7 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaces a marker with the same number and title but with shorter text dating from the late 1920s or 1930s. The text of that marker read “Near here Jackson’s mens, going to First Manassas, sank down to rest, July 19, 1861, without placing pickets. Jackson said ‘Let the poor fellows sleep, I will guard the camp myself.’ ” —Ed.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,707 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 9, 2007, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.