Great Falls in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Road To The West
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-112.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 38° 58.197′ N, 77° 17.638′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Colvin Run Road (Virginia Route 743), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located inside the Colvin Run Mill Park, laying between the Leesburg Pike (Route 7) and Colvin Run Road (Route 743). Marker is at or near this postal address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls VA 22066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Fields of Fire (approx. 1.2 miles away); Forestville School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historical Statement (The Bell) (approx. 2 miles away); Cartersville Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great Falls Nike Missile Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); U.S. Army Map Service (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Springhouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, Virginia (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Colvin Run Park. (Submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Colvin Run is a Historic Mechanical Landmark. (Submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Detailed Mechanical Description of the Mill. (PDF) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers produced this detailed study of the mill. (Submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,260 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.