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

Franconia

 
 
Franconia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
1. Franconia Marker
Inscription. “Frankhonia Farm” was situated on 191 acres purchased in 1859 by Alexandria merchant and businessman William Fowle from Joseph Broders of Oak Grove Farm. His son, Robert Rollins Fowle, sold 18 acres to the Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railway Company in 1871 for a station, which was named after the farm. The station served as the Garfield Post Office from 1881 to 1890 and again from 1898 to 1907. Initially situated south of Franconia Road near the present day Fleet Drive, the station was relocated after a fire in 1903 to the north side of Franconia Road. Regular service at Franconia Station was discontinued c. 1953.
 
Erected 2000 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.882′ N, 77° 8.879′ W. Marker is in Franconia, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Franconia Road (County Route 644) west of Beulah Road (County Route 613), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is in the Lee District Government Center parking lot, and is difficult to see from the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria VA 22310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
View from the Franconia Road Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
2. View from the Franconia Road Sidewalk
At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laurel Grove Colored School and Church (approx. one mile away); Carrolltown (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Rose Hill Raid (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Fitzhugh Lee (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franconia.
 
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Les Dorson Memorial at the Base of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
3. Les Dorson Memorial at the Base of the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,248 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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