Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1999 by Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 47.773′ N, 77° 11.084′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Hechinger Drive near Backlick Road (County Route 617), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield VA 22151, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Price’s Ordinary (approx. 1.1 miles away); Orange and Alexandria Railroad (approx. The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Orange and Alexandria RR (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Orange And Alexandria Railroad Trestle (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Origins of Lake Accotink (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ravensworth (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ravensworth (approx. 2.2 miles away); Action At Annandale (approx. 2.2 miles away); Franconia (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker. Marker is at the present Virginia Railroad Express' Backlick Road commuter train station.
Regarding Springfield Station. In 1953 the Springfield Post Office was moved 1¼ miles south, near the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Shirley Highway—now Interstate 95.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,207 times since then and 179 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.