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

Rose Hill

 
 
Rose Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
1. Rose Hill Marker
Inscription. The community of Rose Hill was created in 1954. The land was part of an 18th century plantation known as Rose Hill, established by Daniel French, the builder of Pohick Church. The house was the site of a raid by Confederate Maj. John S. Mosby on 28 Sept, 1863. On that occasion French Dulany, one of Mosby's raiders, captured his own father, Col. Daniel F. Dulany, who remained loyal to the Union. The original frame house was destroyed by fire in 1895.
 
Erected 2000 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.947′ N, 77° 7.134′ W. Marker is in Franconia, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Rose Hill Drive 0.2 miles south of Franconia Road (County Route 644), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. It is in front of the John Marshall Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria VA 22310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rose Hill Raid (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Fitzhugh Lee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Marker and John Marshall Library image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 11, 2006
2. Marker and John Marshall Library
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Bush Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Franconia (approx. 1.6 miles away); Huntley (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Huntley (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lake Cook (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carrolltown (approx. 2 miles away); Beacon Field Airport (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franconia.
 
Also see . . .  Franconia Museum. Photos, including marker dedication. (Submitted on March 12, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
 
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 2,558 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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