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Gold Mining in Stafford County

 
 
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By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
1. Gold Mining in Stafford County Marker
Inscription. Near here are located ten of the nineteenth century gold mines of Stafford County. The best-known were the Eagle, Rattlesnake (Horse Pen), Lee, New Hope, and Monroe mines. The Eagle Gold Mining Company, Rappahannock Gold Mine Company of New York, Rapidan Mining and Milling Company of Pennsylvania, United States Mining Company, and Stafford Mining Company operated here between the 1830s and the early twentieth century. Mining activities gradually ceased because of declining profits.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-17.)
 
Location. 38° 24.128′ N, 77° 34.361′ W. Marker is in Hartwood, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) 0.3 miles west of Hartwood Church Road (County Route 705). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartwood VA 22471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hartwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hartwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cavalry Affairs (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Gold Mining in Stafford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
2. Gold Mining in Stafford County Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); The Mud March (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Goldvein (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartwood.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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