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

The Shirley Cemetery

The Shirely Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, February 4, 2007
1. The Shirely Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This small family cemetery is the final resting place of Richard O. (1802-1857) and Susan (1813-1880) Shirley and possibly several of their six children.

Richard Shirley was a farmer and tavern keeper who owned approximately 400 acres of land near Gainesville on the Warrenton Turnpike, modern day Route 29.
Location. 38° 47.627′ N, 77° 36.554′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Linton Hall Road (County Route 619). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville VA 20155, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Macrae School (approx. half a mile away); Rock Fight (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bull Run Battlefields (approx. 1.4 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 1.4 miles away); Second Battle of Manassas (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lee, Longstreet and Jackson Meeting (approx. 1.8 miles away); Haymarket During the War (approx. 2 miles away); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
More about this marker. Cemetery and marker are in the Virginia Gateway shopping center.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 100 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 25, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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