“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Annandale in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Price’s Ordinary

Price's Ordinary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2005
1. Price's Ordinary Marker
Inscription. At the intersection of Backlick and Braddock Roads stood Price's Ordinary, established by David Price about 1773 and remaining in operation until 1802. Price's offered refreshment and shelter for travelers and a common meeting place for local residents. Here, on 2 October 1787, 29 freeholders unanimously approved the newly proposed Federal Constitution and resolved, in part, that: “We, the Freeholders of the County of Fairfax, conceiving that the Peace, Security and Prosperity of the State of Virginia and the United States of America in general, do depend on the speedy Adoption of the system of Government recommended by the late General Convention of the United States . . . ”
Erected 1999 by Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 48.72′ N, 77° 11.17′ W. Marker is near Annandale, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Braddock Road (County Route 620) and Backlick Road (County Route 617), on the left when traveling east on Braddock Road. Touch for map. In front of the PNC Bank which has replaced the BP gas station in the photograph. Marker
Price's Ordinary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2005
2. Price's Ordinary Marker
The street between the photographer and the marker is Braddock Road. Backlick Road is on the left.
is at or near this postal address: 6950 Braddock Rd, Annandale VA 22003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springfield Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Action At Annandale (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Cannon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Little River Turnpike (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Green Spring (approx. 1.6 miles away); Orange and Alexandria Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ravensworth (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Ravensworth (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annandale.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,577 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on July 17, 2009. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Recent photo of location showing new background for this marker (the gas station is no longer there). • Can you help?
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